According to The Sun, the Seagulls have identified Baumgartner as the ideal replacement for Moises Caicedo.
The departure of Ecuadorian midfielder Caicedo from Brighton is anticipated in the upcoming summer transfer window.
During the UEFA Euro 2020 on 21 June 2021, Baumgartner proved his mettle by securing a remarkable victory for Austria against Ukraine with a solitary goal, leading his national team to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition, a historic feat for their footballing legacy.
Baumgartner, having showcased his talent in 117 matches for Hoffenheim, has successfully netted 26 goals during his time with the club.
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Brighton has diligently monitored the performance of the Austrian player, Baumgartner, on multiple occasions throughout the current season, with scouts extensively observing his gameplay.
As the 23-year-old midfielder’s future hangs in the balance, it appears likely that he will make a move this summer, as several prominent Bundesliga clubs have also expressed their keen interest in acquiring his services.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.