Djuric looks fantastic! But only caught up on the family drama, tough stuff there!
It's been a busy summer for Korbinian Holst as he set about putting his own stamp on the team. Hopefully he's brought in some names you may recognise, as Holst attempts to stop LASK Linz slipping into relegation which would surely see him sacked.
First comes Kenan Kirim on loan from Red Bull Salzburg, this lad was already signed when Holst got here but really looks to be fit for his role at left wing.
The next signing will be a familiar face to many of you, Adrian Mariappa (please ignore the typo on the picture). A bit of experience will go a long way, and I've had first hand experience with this lad on past games, namely at Reading a good few years ago.
This lad could be something special for us. Hans Sarpei is a beast as it is, playing in the centre midfield, he has plenty of room for improvement at just 20 years old too. He'll be starting regularly, and good be a huge player in Linz's future.
We stole a Rapid Vienna for his last few years as our biggest signing of the summer. Schrammel looks to be a leader from left back, consistent, and fitting of the tactic I want to play.
The first of our two attacking signings, Mause has plenty of potential in his back pocket and looks to be good enough as it is, he'll have to take his chances when Malec isn't performing.
Our final signing looks to be an inspired one, a great youth talent to battle with Mause throughout the years on a free. Hadzimesic reminds me of a Dzeko kind of player, hopefully he can reach his quality in years to come.
Pavao Pervan was the first of only 2 major outgoing moves at Linz this summer. A simple situation of overcrowding meant our higher value option left. Oddly to Spurs.
Michel Neimeyer was the responsible for the biggest fee of the summer, he didn't suit our system so it was cheerio to our German left back. He went to Portugal for just under a million, and I'd say I'm rather happy with that.
Holst was happy with his first ever transfer window, he still had a slight issue at centre back which he'll address in January he hoped. Sarpei was exactly the kind of player he wanted at this team, good enough to start, but young enough to grow with the team.
However, as much as Holst was growing attached to this team, he couldn't help but dream of the English shores.
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