Wednesday, 25th September, 2013
Young Austrian defender Martin Hinteregger is attracting attention from Arsenal and Juventus as he continues his impressive progress.
Hinteregger currently turns out for Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga and has become a regular fixture under coach Roger Schmidt at the Red Bull Arena.
Left-footed and able to operate as a left-back or centre-back, Hinteregger has been the subject of soundings from Juventus, while Arsenal are also attentive to his seemingly limitless potential.
Hinteregger has already featured nine times for Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga this season, while he also played for the club in their failed Champions League qualification campaign, which saw defeat to Fenerbahce over two legs.
Fiercely determined to keep hold of Hinteregger, Salzburg have tied the defender to a long-term contract running until 2018.
Hinteregger has long had his potential signposted at international level, having represented Austria at Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level.
The 21-year-old was last in action for Austria's Under-21s against Bosnia Under-21s earlier this month, taking his total number of caps with Werner Gregoritsch's men to eleven.
At club level meanwhile, the defender's Salzburg outfit currently top the Austrian Bundesliga with 19 points from nine games.
Both Arsenal and Juventus' scouting of central Europe is overlapping somewhat at the moment, with each of the two clubs also keen on Basel centre-back Fabian Schar.