Defender spent 10 years at FCA
FCA have continued to trim down their squad for the coming season. After letting several players leave on loan recently, Tim Rieder has permanently left the club. The 26-year-old defender has signed for third-tier side 1. FC Kaiserslautern. Both clubs agreed to keep the details of the deal undisclosed.
“After a couple of loans in the past few years, Tim came to us and said he would like to leave,” explained Stefan Reuter, FCA sporting director. FCA had loaned Rieder to Slask Breslau, before spells at SV Darmstadt 98 and TSV 1860 München followed. “We couldn’t guarantee him regular football due to the huge competition for places in defence. As a result, we didn’t want to deny his wish and we agreed on a deal with Kaiserslautern.”
Rieder joined FCA from FC Bayern’s academy in 2010. He mainly featured for Augsburg’s U23s in the Regionalliga Bayern, only making five Bundesliga appearances for the first team. “I had a really great time in Augsburg,” stressed Rieder. “I’m now looking forward to a new chapter in my career. I would like to thank FCA for giving me the chance to make this move.”