The 1 FSV Mainz 05 required with immediate effect, Adam Szalai from Real Madrid. The 22-year-old striker is on loan until end of season for the Bundesliga, also has Mainz 05 on an option to purchase up to 2013.
Szalai began his career in the youth in and Ujpest Budapest Honved Budapest in 2004 and joined the junior department of VfB Stuttgart, for which he completed in the 2006/07 season and 33 games in the third highest German league.
One application for Hungary
2007 took him to Real Madrid for his second team under contract. For this, he played in the third Spanish league in 52 games scoring 17 goals, while last season he became the best scorer of the team.
The Hungarian was a regular first-team squad to train the “Royal”. Szalai has once wore the jersey of the Hungarian national team and represented the Hungarian U-21 team in six games on the pitch.
“It is our desire for the offensive player”
“We are very pleased that we can accomplish this transfer. We’ve already been thinking about him last summer, there was a transfer not possible to be represented to us terms, however. He is a player with great potential,” says 05 manager Christian Heidel.
Coach Thomas PCD, who worked with Szalai with the juniors of VfB Stuttgart, said: “It is our desire for an offensive player. He is very flexible as Stoßstürmer second attacker or behind the strikers. It’s technically very strong and has much game intelligence. ”
Sporting critical perspective
Adam Szalai arrived on Saturday night in Mainz. He completed his first training session on Sunday morning with the pros of the 1st FSV Mainz 05 and already belongs to the 05er squad for the friendly at the 1 FC Kaiserslautern on Sunday afternoon.
“I am delighted that the transfer has now worked. I had several offers and I have now opted for Mainz 05, because the club has tried very hard to me and I under coach Thomas PCD, whom I still know from Stuttgart, a sporting good perspective for me personally and look for the team, “said Adam Szalai.