Cologne - While the Bundesliga's many stars continue to build up their fitness levels ahead of the new season, clubs up and down the country are working tirelessly behind the scenes to strengthen their playing staff in time for the big kick-off in mid August.
How they fared in 2014/15...
bundesliga.com is taking a closer look at each of the 18 top-flight clubs' summer transfer dealings so far. Next up in the series: FC Augsburg.
Last season could scarcely have gone any better for FC Augsburg en route to recording their best ever finish. The Bavarian Swabians were one of the positive surprises of 2014/15, ending up in fifth to clinch a first ever qualification for Europe, even sealing an automatic berth in the UEFA Europa League. Four years after being promoted to the Bundesliga, the Fuggerstädter left many more established names in their wake.