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Kicker: Ylli Sallahi to Transfer from Bayern Munich II to Karlsruher SC

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The Austrian U21 player to sign a three and a half year deal with a club close to promotion.

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Ylli Sallahi will not be part of Bayern Munich II's promotion chase any longer, kicker reporting that he will transfer to Karlsruher SC in January transfer window.

The 20-year-old is still under contract with the kleine Bayern until the end of the summer, but the report claims that he will agree to a contract until 2018. There was no mention as to whether a transfer fee is involved.

"He is a variable, technically-strong player that can play many positions in midfield and who has already been placed on the left defensive flank," said KSC manager Jens Todt. "He is a dangerous standard shooter as well."

Sallahi scored 11 goals and recorded 10 assists in 48 appearances with the reserve, including six goals and seven assists so far this season. He made some strong ripples in the club in 2014, earning a plane ticket to Bayern's Winterpause trip to Qatar and making is first team debut against Augsburg a few months later. He ended his 2014 as one of the first names on Erik ten Hag's team sheet.

He goes into a Karlsruhe team that is currently second in the 2. Bundesliga table, grouped in with a smorgasbord of clubs fighting for promotion. He could slot right into Todt's lineup with Dennis Kempe out with a thigh injury, but he will have to beat out Philipp Max to do so. With KSC already on their Winterpause, Sallahi will have the entire month of January to acclimate himself to the western German club.

With Sallahi's departure, Phillipp Steinhart becomes the only listed left back on the Bayern II roster. With the U19 team out of the UEFA Youth League, the possibility arises for a player such as Philipp Walter to advance up a level to fill Sallahi's shoes. The reserves do not return to action until March, plenty of time for them to find a suitable replacement for the Austrian.