Youngster signs contract with FC Red Bull Salzburg until 2022

Amadou Haidara was quite simply THE shooting star for FC Red Bull Salzburg last season. Following the triumph of Salzburg's U19 team in the UEFA Youth League, the 20-year-old moved into the first-team squad at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. The midfielder from Mali became a true pillar of the team in next to no time, as well as a full international for his home country.

europa league goals v Lazio and Marseille

Doudou has already made 62 competitive appearances for the Red Bulls, in which he has scored ten goals – including two spectacular goals in the Europe League quarter-final v Lazio and Europa League semi-final v Marseille.

FC Red Bull Salzburg and Amadou Haidara have agreed on a contract extension until 31 May 2022 (without a get-out clause).

Sporting director Christoph Freund says on the player:

Amadou made an enormous leap last year, and made a significant contribution to our successes in Austria and Europe. His development is far from complete though."

Amadou Haidara is delighted about his early contract extension and explained his decision:

Last season with Red Bull Salzburg was very successful, and I am very pleased with how it went. My development isn't finished yet though, and I know that I have the faith and confidence of people here. That is the best platform for me on which to further improve."