Trauner extended at Feyenoord; Austrian star keeper signs until 2026
Feyenoord have opened up the contract with defender Gernot Trauner and extended it for another year. The 30-year-old Austrian international is now fixed until the summer of 2026. After the contract extension of Lutsharel Geertruida last Saturday, Trauner is the second strongman in a short time to be extended at the Rotterdammers.
The defender transferred from Austrian LASK Linz in the summer of 2021, which received around one million euros for the stoic defender. Since his arrival, Trauner quickly grew to become a regular and crowd favorite.
“Feeling at home somewhere is an important measure and that is one hundred percent the case at Feyenoord,” he revealed on the Feyenoord website. “Extending was an easy decision in that respect. I have become a real Feyenoord player and want to continue to be part of the future of this wonderful club.”
Late last year, Trauner was injured during a training session and was sidelined for a long time. Last month he made his comeback in the league game with Fortuna Sittard and in last week’s Europa League return against Shachtar Donetsk he had his first starting place. Last Sunday he was also in the starting lineup in the league game won against Ajax.
This season, the defender, who has so far appeared in 71 games in action for the Rotterdammers, was named vice captain behind Orkun Kökcü. The Linz-born Trauner joined the Austrian national team this week, which will take on Azerbaijan and Estonia in the first series of qualifiers for the 2024 European Championship.