We have a final piece of transfer news to make public. In a deal concluded shortly before the close of the transfer window, goalkeeper Paul Gartler has joined Kapfenberger SV (4th place in the Sky Go first division) on loan.
The 19 year-old goalie and first team squad member has travelled to Rovinj (Croatia) after signing on the dotted line in with the Styrian outfit. Gartler, under contract with Rapid until summer 2018, was part of the reserve side before making the step up to the first team squad. Gartler has also represented the SK Rapid U18's and gathered international experience at youth level with the Austrian national side.
Sporting Director Fredy Bickel: "We wish Paul Gartler the best of luck in his latest challenge and hope that with Kapfenberg he'll gain valuable first team experience at a highly competitive level!"