FC Luzern has brought the Austrian international Louis Schaub on loan

Lucerne sports director Remo Meyer has an answer ready for Darian Males’ departure to Inter Milan: The 25-year-old attacking man Louis Schaub from 1. FC Köln is transferring to Central Switzerland as a loan player for the upcoming season.

Louis Schaub was last loaned from Cologne to Hamburger SV in the 2nd Bundesliga. In the Austrian national team, the attacking midfielder has so far made 14 international matches with five goals. The Swiss Marcel Koller once brought him to the national team and made his debut there.

Louis Schaub in the dress of the Austrian national team against Ireland in Vienna’s Prater Stadium in November 2016.

Image: Lisi Niesner / EPA

Definitive takeover possible

The loan contract with the offensive player is dated until June 30, 2021 and includes the possibility of a definitive takeover by FC Luzern, writes the club in its media release. In Cologne, his contract runs until summer 2022.

This is how the FCL presents its arrival via social media:

One of Louis Schaub’s strengths seems to be the last passes: In 39 games in the 2nd Bundesliga for Cologne and HSV, he has given 14 assists and scored 3 goals himself. In 160 games in the Austrian Bundesliga, he scored 25 goals and made 24 assists. By the way, he also played for Cologne in the 1st Bundesliga of our northern neighbor: There he played 9 games (1 goal, 1 assist). That was in the preseason in autumn before he was loaned to HSV.

“We are proud to be able to present Louis Schaub as a new team member at FC Luzern,” said FCL sports director Remo Meyer when the club signed the contract. «He will offer us new opportunities, especially on the offensive, and help the team. We are also convinced that with him we have signed a player who, thanks to his experience, can also play an important role off the pitch. “

Schaub in the FCL dress, he'll have the number 10 on his back.

Schaub in the FCL dress, he’ll have the number 10 on his back.

Image: PD

Awakened positive memories of the Austrian “Köbi” Jantscher

Louis Schaub is also looking forward to appearing for Lucerne soon: “The positive conversations with the club quickly convinced me that moving to FC Luzern is a great opportunity for me. I am sure that I will soon feel at home at the club and in the region. I’m just looking forward to being able to start soon. ” Schaub may be able to play in the first Super League game of the new season in Lugano on Saturday (7 p.m.).

Incidentally, the FCL has fond memories of the last Austrian in the blue and white dress: Left wing Jakob “Köbi” Jantscher (back at Sturm Graz since January 2018) was one of the public favorites in the Swisspor Arena from 2014 to 2017. The now 31-year-old ex-international from Austria scored 12 goals in 71 league games for Lucerne and gave 17 assists. If Louis Schaub is similarly successful, he will also be loved by FCL fans.

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