FC Augsburg have announced their first signing for the 2019/20 season. The Fuggerstädter have signed Florian Niederlechner from fellow Bundesliga side SC Freiburg on a three year contract until 30th June 2022. Both clubs have agreed an undisclosed fee for the transfer.
The 28-year-old centre forward is delighted to start a new adventure in Augsburg. “It feels great to be in Augsburg for next season. I’m extremely excited for it! In the Rückrunde, I was keeping an eye on FCA’s progress and am glad the team got over the line and secured Bundesliga survival. From the beginning, I only wanted to join FC Augsburg and blocked all other enquiries. Consequently, I’m even happier that this transfer went through smoothly!”
Reuter: “He made it clear that he only wanted to come to Augsburg”
“Florian Niederlechner embodies all of the values of FCA. He is an extremely hard working player with a super mentality,” said FC Augsburg sporting director Stefan Reuter, who is certain that the 28 year-old will fit in nicely in Augsburg. “He made it clear that he only wanted to come to Augsburg. Consequently, we’re even more thrilled that we managed to make that dream a reality.”
Florian Niederlechner, born in Hohenlinden east of Munich, started his professional career at SpVgg Unterhaching (2011-2012). The 28 year-old has also spent time with 1. FC Heidenheim (2013-2015), 1. FSV Mainz 05 (2015-2016) where he played under current Fuggerstädter head coach Martin Schmidt, and SC Freiburg (2016-2019). Niederlechner will wear the number 7 shirt for FC Augsburg from next season.