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Eric Martel joins Austria Vienna on loan

Youngster Eric Martel has joined Austria Vienna on loan until summer 2022 | The 18-year-old became part of Julian Nagelsmann's first-team setup during the 2020/21 season

Our youth-academy product Eric Martel will make an 18-month loan move to Austria Vienna.

The 18-year-old Germany youth international moved to RBL from the SSV Jahn Regensburg youth setup in summer 2017. Martel has made a total of 55 competitive appearances for the Leipzig U19s and U17s so far. Born in Straubing, the defender made the step up to Julian Nagelsmann's first-team squad during the 2020/21 season and made his professional debut in the DFB-Pokal win over FC Augsburg.

Wishing you all the best for your time in Austria, Eric!

Sporting director Markus Krösche:

  • "Eric is a promising talent at RBL. He has regularly been training with the first team of late and earned his first minutes in the DFB-Pokal against Augburg before Christmas. We have a lot of faith in his future. What's important for him now is to get game time, which is one of the reasons that Austria Vienna is a good place for him to develop."
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Eric Martel made his professional debut for RB Leipzig on 22nd December 2020. The 18-year-old defender was brought on as a substitute in the 3-0 DFB-Pokal win against FC Augsburg.
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The RBL youth product will join Austria Vienna on loan until June 2022.

Work hard, train hard!

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