After the departure of Marc Schmerböck zu Hartberg and the serious injury of Eliel Peretz with Thorsten Röcher, Wolfsberger receives an offensive force. The 29-year-old comes from Ingolstadt, where he had a chance only this season.
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WAC presented its first entry in the winter. Thorsten Röcher moves from the third German division of Ingolstadt in the Lavant Valley. For the 29-year-old, this is also a return to the domestic Bundesliga. Röcher was already standing SV Mattersburg (18 goals and 24 assists in 183 games) and at Fortune Graz (11 goals and 24 assists in 52 games) under contract. Already at the “beginning” of the second half of the season is against the former club on January 17.
“He has played very little lately and has also been injured. We are planning a long term with him and we assume that he will be a real reinforcement for us until the summer at the latest,” said WAC Vice President Christian Puff. The last use of the offensive left foot was four months ago. But his adductor problems are over. Röcher signs for a year and a half plus an option for another year.
WAC reacts to departure Marc Schmerböck Hartberg League competitor. In addition, it has Eliel Peretz I suffered a metatarsal fracture during training camp. The Israeli will be out for about eight weeks, so he will also miss the Europa League against Tottenham (February 18 and 24). Röcher is expected to join the team on Saturday at the camp in Slovenia. “We are very happy that the transfer worked. We have been in negotiations with him for a long time. He fits the team perfectly, both in terms of his style of play and his character,” said the coach. Ferdinand Feldhofer.