Oskar Gloch's performance in his unofficial Red Bull Salzburg debut (from YouTube)
After receiving his work visa, Oskar Gloch is preparing for what could be his official Red Bull Salzburg debut tonight (Saturday, 18:00) against Lustenau in the Austrian league.
In Austria, it was estimated that the 18-year-old midfielder, who was purchased from Maccabi Tel Aviv for 7 million euros, will not start in the lineup, but may be included from the bench.
The Austrian media estimated yesterday that "it will take time for Gloch to fit in and become a team player. He is not the type of talent that is ready for immediate breakthrough."
Salzburg coach Matthias Yaisel said yesterday that "Gloch left a good impression in training, and is making impressive progress."
He also added that "Gloch will give us many moments of happiness in the future", and hinted that he is still in the very initial stages of acclimatization, so the team will give him the time required to begin to express himself.
In an article on the "LAOLA1" website that reviewed the prominent youngsters who joined the Austrian league ahead of the return from the winter break, it was written about Gluch: "Salzburg managed to make another big deal when they landed a player who is considered a talent at the highest level in Europe. Gluch has everything that is required of a great player who is on the way to a great career, But it may take time - something that Salzburg is willing to grant."
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Gloch (photo: official website, Red Bull Salzburg)
In the same article, several paragraphs were also dedicated to Doron Leidner, who went on loan from Olympiakos to Austria Vienna.
Leidner is expected to start in the team tomorrow at 18:00 against Austria Klagenfurt.
Vienna's sporting director Manuel Ortelchner said about the defender: "We almost signed him last summer. We already gave him a tour of the facilities, and we thought it was closed. In the end he closed at Olympiakos, mainly because the deal was more profitable financially. For me, this is a very exciting talent, but his place In the lineup is not guaranteed. He will have to prove himself."