Augsburg announced on Friday that Croatia U21 international Dion Beljo has joined the Bundesliga from Osijek.
Heute gibt's "kroatisch": Wir verpflichten den 20-jährigen und 1,95m-großen Mittelstürmer Dion #Beljo! 🤩 Der U21-Nationalspieler erhält einen Vertrag bis zum 30. Juni 2027. Herzlich willkommen beim #FCA! ✌ pic.twitter.com/hgaBZbdPzU
— FC Augsburg (@FCAugsburg) January 13, 2023
Official sources indicate that Beljo’s contract will expire on June 30, 2027. The well-known German journalist Florian Plettenberg also added that the player’s worth is 3 million euros, and there are bonuses of varying amounts.
Dion Beljo was born in 2002, the main functional center on the field. His career began at the end of the 2019/20 season, and he has played 72 times so far, with 30 goals and 7 assists.
“The Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in Europe”
When he first came to the Bundesliga, Beljo had lofty ideals and ambitions in his heart. He told the official media: “The way Augsburg took care of me was impressive. They showed me the goals and perspective of the club, which I fully agree with. Therefore, I am very happy for this transfer.”
“The Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in Europe and proving myself here is very attractive to me. I want to help our team succeed with goals and assists, and with my commitment,” the Croatian concluded.
“A physical center forward”
Augsburg sporting director Stefan Reuter said excitedly: “We are proud to have convinced Dion Beljo to accept our path and choose to join Augsburg, even though other clubs are also interested in him.”
“With him, we get a physical center who will enhance our offense with quality and strength.”