Philipp Lienhart will play the next season in the Bundesliga club Fribourg after some seasons playing with Castilla, the second Real Madrid team. He even made his debut with the first team, but now he’ll join one of the top flight clubs in Germany to continue with his progression.
Real Madrid got Lienhart on loan in 2014 from Rapid Wien. The next season, Real Madrid bought him and Zidane promoted him to Castilla. There, he played 53 games and scored two goals in Segunda B, the Spanish third division.
As we said, Lienhart even made his debut with Real Madrid although it was in a fatal day, when Real Madrid were knocked out of Copa del Rey against Cádiz. He also trained with the first team and even travelled to the United States in the last year.
Lienhart will turn 21 in the 11th of July and he’s played with the Austrian national team under 21. His position is the full back and he has a brilliant future in front of him. Perhaps he can follow Jesús Vallejo or Daniel Carvajal steps and play brilliantly in the Bundesliga to get the ticket to go back at Santiago Bernabéu.
The agreement is not official but Christian Streich, Fribourg manager, has confirmed the agreement. This is a great opportunity for a great player with experience in a great club like Lienhart. “It will work, and that’s great,” he said. “He’s an Austrian U21 player who has been at Madrid for some time and learned a lot there. He’ll join us highly motivated. Those are the right ones for us, those who still must and want to learn a lot”, the manager said, according to ESPN.
Real Madrid are selling some of the Castilla players this season. Enzo Zidane left Madrid to join Alavés, whereas the Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde joined Deportivo La Coruña after shining in the World Cup U-21.