RB Leipzig signing Hannes Wolf suffers horrific leg break in Austria win over Serbia at European U21 Championship

Warning graphic content: The 20-year-old had given Austria the lead in the 2-0 victory at the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste

Jack Rathborn
Tuesday 18 June 2019 09:29 BST

New RB Leipzig signing Hannes Wolf has suffered a horrendous leg break starring for Austria at the European Under-21 Championships.

The 20-year-old had given his country the lead in the 2-0 win over Serbia, but had his game prematurely ended after a challenge with Serbia defender Vukasin Jovanovic.

With 15 minutes remaining, Hannes skipped away from the Bordeaux player with a clever piece of skill.

It led to Jovanovic hauling down Hannes, whose leg became trapped in the turf.

Upon review with VAR, Swedish referee Andreas Ekberg brandished a red card for Jovanovic.

Hannes is set to swap Red Bull Salzburg for Leipzig on July 1, but will now have a lengthy wait until his debut.

A deal was agreed back in January between the clubs, with Leipzig head coach Ralph Ragnick praising the player.

He said after a deal was agreed: "Hannes caught our attention due to his prominent development, which is reflected in his numerous national and international outings, in spite of his young age.

"His strengths make him a versatile option across the attacking midfield.

Austria celebrate Hannes Wolf's opener (AP)

"I'm delighted he's decided to take the next step in his career with us here."

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