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Attacking philosophy lures Dragović to Basel

Published: Monday 31 January 2011, 23.37CET
Austria defender Aleksandar Dragović said that it was the appeal of regular European football and an "attacking, technical philosophy" that swayed him to join FC Basel 1893 from FK Austria Wien.
Attacking philosophy lures Dragović to Basel
Basel-bound Dragović made 67 Austrian Bundesliga appearances for Austria Wien ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Monday 31 January 2011, 23.37CET

Attacking philosophy lures Dragović to Basel

Austria defender Aleksandar Dragović said that it was the appeal of regular European football and an "attacking, technical philosophy" that swayed him to join FC Basel 1893 from FK Austria Wien.

FC Basel 1893 have completed the signing of teenage centre-back Aleksandar Dragović from FK Austria Wien.

The Austrian international, who is of Serbian descent, has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Swiss Super League titleholders for an undisclosed fee. Though still only 19 years of age, Dragović has already made 67 Austrian Bundesliga appearances, featured in 15 UEFA Europa League matches and been capped nine times by Austria

"The club are involved in the European competitions every year," explained Dragović. "Above all, FCB like to play a technical and attacking style of football, which concurs with my own philosophy." Basel face FC Spartak Moskva in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 on 17 and 24 February.

Last updated: 01/02/11 12.15CET

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