Martin Hinteregger joins Borussia Mönchengladbach
Max Eberl happy with the signing of Martin Hinteregger (Photo: borussia.de)

Borussia Mönchengladbach have completed the signing of Red Bull Salzburg defender Martin Hinteregger until the end of the current season, with an option to purchase the defender.

“We are of course very pleased to have secured a top talent, and that we have the option to sign him permanently at the end of his loan,” sporting director Max Eberl told the club’s official website. “Martin will be able to help the team immediately due to his quality as a player and our current personnel situation.

“It is important that he is able to join up with the rest of the boys at the training camp,” added Eberl.

The 23-year-old will join his new teammates in Belek - where die Fohlenelf are undergoing a training camp - once the Austrian has passed his medical.

The central defender has featured ten times for his national team, as well as becoming an integral part of Salzburg’s squad, playing a total of 138 games in the Austrian Bundesliga and 42 in Europe, where the Austrian has also scored six goals.

What’s his story?

Hinteregger transferred to Red Bull Salzburg at the age of 13, after impressing for his hometown club SGA Sirnitz, making his professional debut in the 2010-11 season at 18-years-old.

The Austrian went on to make 22 Austrian Bundesliga appearances that season, whilst making his debut in the U21 Austrian team, where he played 13 games. Hinteregger made a name for himself at left-back, but now predominantly plays at the heart of defence.

During the 2012-13 season under now Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt, Hinteregger helped his side to a quarter-final place in the UEFA Europa League, whilst claiming a league a cup double.

Making his international debut in 2013, Hinteregger caught the eye of Arsene Wenger in 2014, who was looking at the Austrian as a replacement for the outbound Johan Djourou.

Martin Hinteregger in action for Red Bull Salzburg | Photo: GEPA
Martin Hinteregger in action for Red Bull Salzburg | Photo: GEPA

Hinteregger will join the likes of Jonas Hofmann, who has joined Mönchengladbach from Borussia Dortmund whilst William Ndenge has recently signed a professional contract with the club.

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