Früchtl joins Austria Vienna, Hoffmann moves to Braunschweig
FC Bayern has agreed moves with its two goalkeepers Christian Früchtl and Ron-Thorben Hoffmann. Früchtl is leaving for Austria Vienna in the Austrian Bundesliga after a total of eight years with the German record champions. Hoffmann joins newly-promoted Bundesliga 2 team Eintracht Braunschweig. Both contracts at FCB were set to expire on 30 June 2023.
Board member for sport Hasan Salihamidžić: "We would like to thank Christian and Ron-Thorben for our many successful years together. Both joined our youth section at a young age and went on to progress through all of FC Bayern's junior teams, proving their great talent at all age levels and subsequently as members of the senior squad. For Christian, the move to Austria Vienna is the necessary next step in his career. It was his wish, and we understand that. We also have a responsibility to make this development possible for him. Ron-Thorben was able to show his very great potential among other things in 24 competitive appearances with Sunderland last season. At Eintracht Braunschweig, he will now resolutely continue on his path. He wants match practice, and we are convinced he can become a strong mainstay for Braunschweig in Bundesliga 2. We wish both of them every success for their future."
In 2014, at the age of 14, Früchtl joined the FC Bayern Academy from the SpVgg Grün-Weiß Deggendorf youth section. With the German record champions, he won the German B Youth Championship, among other things, and over time earned a professional contract. In the 2020/21 season, he went out on loan to 1. FC Nürnberg. Früchtl celebrated four Bundesliga titles with FC Bayern, lifted both the DFB Cup and DFL Supercup twice, and won the Champions League in 2020. As the mainstay of the reserve team, for whom he made a total of 71 appearances, he played a major role in winning the Third Division championship in 2020.
23-year-old Hoffmann moved to the FC Bayern U17s from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2015. He progressed through all the youth teams, was handed a professional contract, and kept goal for the reserves in a total of 51 competitive matches. He was part of the senior squad that won four Bundesliga titles, both the DFB Cup and DFL Supercup twice, and the Champions League. In addition, he also won the Third Division championship with the reserves. He spent last season on loan at Sunderland.
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