Liverpool join race to sign 22-year-old Austria international

Christoph Baumgartner is staring at an uncertain future at Hoffenheim. Austria international is contemplating a possible exit from Sinsheim at the end of the campaign amid interest from PL giants Man United and Liverpool. The report suggests the English giants are serious about signing Baumgartner in the coming summer.

But they may have to meet his release clause, which stands at nearly €30m. Due to the clause, Hoffenheim will be powerless in preventing Christoph from leaving the German club, despite the midfielder having a deal until 2025.

Formerly of St. Polten in his native Austria, the 22-year-old playmaker has been one of the rising stars in the German club over the past couple of years.

Since making his professional debut during the 2019/20 season, the Austrian playmaker has been crucial to the club’s creative department, racking up 22 goals and 14 assists in 100 competitive games. Although an attacking midfielder by trade, the Austrian has made a solid impression with his creativity and attacking versatility.

Aside from his favoured number ten role, Christoph can operate out wide and has the technical prowess and game awareness to create clear cut goal chances for his team.

Baumgartner’s fantastic displays have helped him become an integral part of the Austria setup, now set to be coached by Man United’s Ralf Rangnick. One would assume the German manager is now hoping to use that connection to possibly lure the Hoffenheim playmaker to the Theatre of Dreams this summer.