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Salzburg Sign Goalkeeper Nico Mantl


Red Bull Salzburg have added to their ranks with the signing of 20-year-old goalkeeper Nico Mantl. The player comes from the German third division where he has spent the entirety of his career with the club Spielvereinigung Unterhaching.

The move is a four-year deal that will see the young German keeper stay with the club until 2025. Mantl made 62 appearances with Unterhaching and is set to join Salzburg training by next week.

"Nico is only 20 but he already has a lot of competitive experience," said Sporting Director Christoph Freund. "He has really impressed us and we are please to take him to FC Red Bull Salzburg. Nico is a goalkeeper with great potential, and his way of goalkeeping is a really good fit with for us."

Whether or not Mantl will instantly become a force to push for a starting position remains to be seen. However, Salzburg continue to rejuvenate their ranks ahead of the Europa League which starts next month. 

"It's a good time for me to switch," said Mantl of his transfer. "I need a change to take my career to the next level. Joining Salzburg is a very good next step. We have seen so much, in the past, the kind of opportunities there are for young players here. I think I can develop really well here."

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