Stuttgart in active talks to acquire Austrian midfield talent
By Peter Vice @ViceytheSS
Sky Germany's Philipp Hinze reports that VfB Stuttgart are already in talks with Austria Wien for the purchase of Austria U21 captain Matthias Braunöder.
|Matthias Braunöder||Steindy CC-BY-SA 4.0|
Braunöder has rose to become the captain of the Austria U21s this season and amassed six scorer points in 25 five appearances across all competitions for Austria Wien this season. The right-footer's current estimated market worth is €3.5 million in the latest transfermarkt listings. Hinze nevertheless reports that Stuttgart are negotiating a transfer fee in the €2-3 million range.
Braunöder has also been linked with, as of yet, other unnamed Bundesliga clubs. A step up to Germany in some capacity seems almost certain for the reigning Young Footballing Star of the year, as selected by Austrian newspaper Krone. The youngster's current deal in Vienna runs through 2026.