SC Freiburg have completed the signing of Philipp Lienhart from Real Madrid on a one-year loan.
Should they wish to do so, Freiburg have the option to make Lienhart’s move a permanent one.
“I quickly realised that Freiburg is the right place to take the next step in my career. I’m looking forward to the challenges this season,” Lienhart told the club’s website.
Sporting director Klemens Hartenbach added: “Philipp is a young central defender with plenty of potential for development. His concentrated style of play was already obvious in the Austrian youth set-up. It was also important for us to have the option to work with him beyond this year.”