According to BILD information, Eric Martel (18) will be on loan from RB Leipzig to Austria Vienna for a year and a half. The defender should take the next development step under ex-Dortmund coach Peter Stöger (54). Martel, who made a brief appearance in the Cup victory in Augsburg (3-0) in mid-December this season, is considered to be one of the Bulls’ greatest talents.
The move of the German U19 national player is typical for Leipzig. At the beginning of the year, Stum-Juwel Noah Ohio (17) was awarded to Vitesse Arnheim until the summer of 2022, to collect match practice there. Tom Krauss (19) was also awarded by RB to second division Nuremberg last summer. Because: For many talents, the jump from the youth field to the squad of the Champions League semi-finalists is too big. Only Joscha Wosz (18) played in the team of coach Julian Nagelsmann (33).
Martel & Co. are part of the RB “Career Center”, which was set up before the season started in order to integrate more young players into the professional squad. Sports director Markus Krösche (40) said: “On the one hand, we can promote our top talent in Leipzig in a more targeted manner. On the other hand, we create the opportunity to borrow players so that we can give them game practice. Ultimately, we would like to create a variety of options with which our players can develop in the best possible way – ideally by jumping into the professional squad. “
This should now also work with Martel.