Martin Hinteregger has revealed he decided against a move to RB Leipzig, in favour of a move to Augsburg, from RB Salzburg.
The Austrian defender gave a damning report to his reasoning against a move to the Red Bull owned club, as the German club are “destroying” their Austrian counterparts.
“Leipzig was not an option for me out of respect for Salzburg’s fans. These days everyone’s moved there, but I am surely not part of it. It was a matter of respect to turn Leipzig down although I might have been better off financially. I am happy that I did not go into Bundesliga via Leipzig.
“It’s not nice to see the manner in which Leipzig destroys Salzburg. I think it’s a shame because in the end we are talking about two different clubs, but Leipzig make the rules and turn their back on Salzburg.”
“He [Ralf Rangnick] did a good job at Salzburg, but now he allows everything to go south again. It should have never come to Leipzig being allowed to take everything they want. But sadly it’s now official.”