TRIO SIGN NEW DEALS AT WWK ARENA22 September 2016
Switzerland goalkeeper Marwin Hitz is one of three players to sign new contracts at Augsburg.
- Jan Moravek, Markus Feulner and Marwin Hitz all sign new deals to extend their stay at Bundesliga side
- Trio have helped Die Fuggerstadter to 6th in table
- Dirk Schuster says that trio all have valuable place in his squad moving forward
FC Augsburg have today confirmed that a trio of their first team squad have extended their stays at the WWK Arena by signing new contracts with the club. Czech Republic midfielder Jan Moravek, German utility man Markus Feulner and first choice goalkeeper Marwin Hitz have all put pen to paper on new deals that extend their stay at the club until 2018 for Moravek and Feulner and until 2021 for Hitz. Manager Dirk Schuster has said that the trio all have a valuable place in the squad and have played their part in helping Augsburg to reach 6th place in this seasons fledgling Bundesliga table.
Moravek, who is currently out injured with strained knee ligaments, was a key figure in the middle of the park with Dirk Schuster’s side liking to operate with two box to box midfielders, whilst Feulner’s experience has been key in helping players like Moravek developing their games under Schuster’s managerial reign. Marwin Hitz has taken well to his new ‘sweeper keeper’ role in Schuster’s side, keeping two clean sheets in four games and was a pivotal part of Augsburg’s 5-1 thumping of Werder Bremen last night.
It is believed that Hitz’ contract also includes a release clause stating that Champions League clubs can purchase the Swiss keeper for around £19 million, which if a deal were to happen would represent a massive profit margin should he leave the club in the near future. The goalkeeper has recently claimed how much he is enjoying life at the WWK Arena under Schuster and believes that Augsburg ”are going to under the radar this year. Nobody is taking us too seriously, and so far it’s working to our advantage.” Augsburg, who occupy the final Europa League spot in the Bundesliga play their next game at the Olympiastadion on Saturday against Hertha BSC.