Guido Burgstaller was actually supposed to return to 1. FC Nürnberg, but in the end FC St. Pauli put a stop to the transfer to a direct competitor. That’s why Rapid Vienna is now hitting the scorer.
On Saturday, the Austrian club officially announced Burgstaller’s commitment. His new contract runs until 2024, according to previous reports the transfer fee is 500,000 euros. With a Nuremberg change, Hamburg would have received 300,000 euros more.
“I’m overjoyed to finally be home and with my heart club,” said Burgstaller about his return to Vienna, where he played from 2011 to 2014. “I’m full of energy and can’t wait to get started. Rapid fans, I’m looking forward to seeing you.”
The 33-year-old Austrian contributed to St. Pauli’s almost promotion last season with 29 goals in 35 competitive games. With a total of 62 goals in 116 second division games, Burgstaller is one of the best strikers in the league over the past decade.
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