Eintracht Frankfurt starts the personal roulette: striker comes, playmaker wants to go, Durm to Kaiserslautern, Weigl in focus.
Frankfurt – The personal roulette at Eintracht Frankfurt is picking up speed. In addition to the sensational signing of World Cup hero Mario Götze on Tuesday, castling continues on other levels – but far less spectacularly. That’s logical too.
It is clear that Eintracht Erik Durm, still a world champion, but with far less charisma and incidentally without any effort in winning the 2014 title, will be handed over. The second division promoted 1. FC Kaiserslautern will secure the services of the full-back. Durm comes from the region, from Pirmasens, just over half an hour from Betzenberg. The 30-year-old still has a year’s contract in Frankfurt, but does not play a role in Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner’s plans. It is very likely that the Bundesliga club will even pay part of the salary for the last year of the contract. That was lavish anyway.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Lucas Alario before signature
It is also certain that Leverkusen striker Lucas Alario will join Eintracht. Information from the “kicker” coincides with that of the FR. Eintracht had recently tried to push the fixed transfer fee of 6.5 million. The parties have now agreed that the Frankfurt club will initially pay a lower base amount, which – depending on the performance of the striker and the success of the club – can still increase. Or not.
With the 29-year-old from Argentina, coach Glasner will receive his desired center forward, who will be in competition with top dog and Euro giant Rafael Borré as well as newcomer Randal Kolo Muani. That could be exciting. More class and flexibility seems guaranteed. Two peaks probably.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Daichi Kamada wants to play in the Premier League
Midfield director Daichi Kamada, on the other hand, is on the verge of jumping. The Japanese are drawn to the island, for Asians the Premier League is the ultimate. The 25-year-old has another year of contract, so Eintracht would receive a fee that should be in the high single-digit million range for Kamada, who is contractually bound for another year. But nothing is fixed yet. But Kamada would not be averse. Neither does Eintracht, under certain conditions.
Neither does Julian Weigl, the six from Benfica Lisbon, who would like to leave the Portuguese. Eintracht have targeted the 26-year-old, who switched from Dortmund to Lisbon two years ago for 20 million euros. Weigl would like to change, also to increase his chances for the national team. The midfielder, who is tied until 2024, has a €100m release clause in his contract. But that doesn’t have to mean anything, Benfica likes to handle utopian transfer fees: 88 million were estimated for ex-Frankfurt Luca Waldschmidt – he finally switched to Wolfsburg for 12 million. But even such a sum would not pay Eintracht for Weigl. With a reasonable payment, the Hessians would be in business.
If possible, Eintracht is also aiming for a contract extension with top defender Evan Ndicka. Especially since it is anything but certain that Martin Hinteregger has a future in Frankfurt. Ndicka, 22, is still considered a candidate for sale. On the other hand, with a long-term contract behind him, for example, he would make a lot more money in a year than he is now, a year before the end of the contract. exit open. (Ingo Durstewitz)