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Hinteregger doesn't want to return to Augsburg to play under Baum again

By Bulinews Team

Martin Hinteregger, who's on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt from Augsburg, says he doesn't want to play under Manuel Baum again.

Martin Hinteregger.
Martin Hinteregger.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0
When Martin Hinteregger left Augsburg to join Eintracht Frankfurt on loan in January, it happened under very dramatic circumstances.

After a 0-2 defeat to Gladbach, Hinteregger took a swipe at Augsburg coach Manuel Baum and said he couldn't 'say anything positive about him', and the centre-back was subsequently fined and restricted to train on his own as a punishment.

When asked about a possible return to Augsburg after the season, Hinteregger now says he can imagine going back to is parent club - but only if he doesn't have to play under Baum again.

"If the coach says, there will be no return," the 26-year-old underlined in an interview with Sky Austria.

Hinteregger has been an instant success at Frankfurt and doesn't conceal that he enjoys life at Commerzbank-Arena.

"This is the best phase of my career. I hardly expected it to turn out like this," he says.

It's certainly also possible that Hinteregger could stay at Frankfurt. However, the 26-year-old says 'Die Adler' will most likely to have to dig deep into their pockets to sign him.

"I'm aware of Frankfurt's budget, and I know that they had €2,5 million available for transfers two years ago. The fact that I joined Augsburg for €9 million means that they will not let me go for €2,5 million."

Hinteregger joined Augsburg from Red Bull Salzburg in 2016. His contract runs until 2021.

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