OFFICIAL: SC Freiburg Borrow Youngster Real Madrid
Philipp Lienhart, who is the captain of Austria Under-21, borrowed Freiburg for a season’s duration.
SC Freiburg inaugurated the arrival of Austria captain U-21 Philipp Lienhart borrowed from European champions Real Madrid for a season’s duration.
The German Bundesliga club also confirmed that they included a permanent purchase option for the young central defender at the end of his loan term.
Lienhart, who previously strengthened the Madrid Castilla team, admitted happy degan move to Freiburg. He is now carrying the determination to develop its potential with the club nicknamed The Black Forest.
“I quickly realized that Freiburg is the right place for me to develop a career,” Lienhart told the club’s official website. “I can not wait to face the challenge next season.”
Meanwhile, Freiburg sporting director Clement Hartenbach added: “Philipp is a young central defender who has the potential to thrive. His style of play is so obvious in the Austrian junior team. It is also important for us to include a clause to defend it at the end of the season. ”
Lienhart, 20, is a regular player in the Madrid Castilla team. Even so, he once reinforced the senior team and registered his debut in the Copa del Rey in December 2015, replacing James Rodriguez in a 3-1 win against Cadiz.