Loans for Stanić and Civeja
FC Augsburg is making an active decision for its youth talent for the future: the club wants to offer its academy players clear perspectives for their future development. To that end, players like Aaron Zehnter and Henri Koudossou have signed long-term contracts, as they want to continue their journey with FCA.
Of course, not all talented youth players can get match practice at the same time, so FCA will make use of the loan market as a perfect opportunity to allow players the ability to develop individually. One of these loan moves will be for midfielder Tim Civeja, who has joined third-division side FC Ingolstadt for the 2022/23 season.
“Last season didn’t particularly go how I hoped it would, so I want to get as much match practice as I possibly can with my loan move next season. I’m certain it will help me develop as a player, so I’m looking forward to my time in some different surroundings,” said 20-year-old Civeja.
The last two seasons has seen Jozo Stanić follow a similar loan model. The 23-year-old has been on loan for the last two seasons, at first to FSV Zwickau and last season to SV Wehen Wiesbaden. Now, the Augsburg-born player, who has Croatian citizenship and has played four times for their U19 national team, has been given the opportunity to take the next step in his career into the Croatian first division, the “Prva HNL”. Stanić is currently in Croatia to finalise the loan deal.
“It’s going to be a great challenge, playing in Croatia’s top division. I’ll be able to gain some important experience both on and off the pitch, which I’m sure will help my development. That’s why I want to make this step,” said the defender.
“The Croatian first tier is an interesting opportunity for Jozo Stanić to carry on his development at a top level. It will definitely do him a lot of good to play a step closer to the Bundesliga’s level, and that’s why we wanted to give him this opportunity,” explained Stefan Reuter.