Transfer news: SK Rapid is delighted to officially announce news of a real transfer coup. Austrian U-21 international Maximilian Ullmann has moved from last season's Bundesliga runners-up LASK to Vienna. The 23-year old left-footer, who netted in twice in this Summer’s U-21 European Championships, has signed a contract in Hütteldorf tying him to the club until Summer 2022 after passing a medical. The transfer fee will remain undisclosed.
Ullmann, a native of Upper Austria, began his career at the Linz Football Academy before agreeing terms with LASK. As a 17-year old, he tasted first-team football in Austria's non-league structure with LASK feeder club SV Pasching. After turning 18, then LASK manager Karl Daxbacher called Ullmann into the first-team squad, where he would go on to make 58 appearances top-flight appearances and score 9 goals whilst operating down the left flank. He has also represented Linz in the second division and European qualifiers.
Zoran Barisic, Sporting Director, said on the high-profile transfer: "We're delighted to welcome Maximilian Ullmann into our ranks. After Boli Bolingoli's departure we've brought in the ideal replacement, a player who can play left back or left midfield, and one that was clear he wanted to move to Rapid. Ullmann already has a lot of experience, but also has potential to improve further. His dynamism and speed will strengthen us and we're extremely happy to have been able to bring in our top transfer target."
On his move to SK Rapid, Maximilian Ullmann had the following to say: "I'm grateful to LASK for the past seasons in which we’ve celebrated lots of successes. I'll always have fond memories of my time with my hometown club. But I was determined to take the next step in my career, to keep improving and experience more successes with SK Rapid. I'll absolutely ensure I play my part and cannot wait for my first match in Green & White."