Leo Greiml’s farewell to the SK Rapid is fix, the 20-year-old changes to Schalke 04, the Hütteldorfer look through his fingers. Accordingly, the green-white disappointment is wide.

The release-free change from Leo Greiml to Schalke 04 in summer cares for abdominal pain at Rapid Vienna. At the latest after the heavy cruciate ligament infringement of the central defender, it had been open to opportunities for a contract extension. “Leo is a great talent and one of the best Austrian footballers of his vintage,” says S04 sports director Rouven Schröder over a bargain.

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The mood in Hütteldorf is different. “I regret this very much, because I am convinced on the one hand that it would have been important for Leos development if he plays at least the coming season still for us and, on the other hand, since we presented that before his injury very good offer for a contract extension in the last Months for another two more attractive for him, “Rapid Managing Director Zoran Barisic.

Repute: “Therefore, I assume that the decision was not only athletic reasons, but so our football business.” For the SK Rapid, the 20-year-old will not complete a game anymore, Greelyl is still in the rehabilitation process.

Feldhofer: “Would have done him better”

Similar to Barisic, Rapid head coach Ferdinand Feldhofer is disappointed with the farewell of the talented defense player. “I think I could have done him even better. Of that I was convinced that I see his potential. But there are two parties to work together,” says Feldhofer to laola1.

The premature announcement would also have positive pages, after all, one would now know, “where we have to react in the summer”. Rapid is prepared for the scenario, a farewell Greimls had already signed.

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Feldhofer continues: “I think it’s extremely pity as a coach. I’ve talked to him before my time at Rapid. When he had not had so much playing minutes, I would have liked to get him to me. Now it’s the way it is He decided to leave Rapid. “