German U21 international Armel Bella Kotchap, 20, leaves Castroper Strasse. His move to FC Southampton is not only negative for VfL Bochum.
He will miss the “mood in the stadium”, wrote Armel Beautiful Kotchap, 20, in a message to the fans of VfL Bochum. There, on Castroper Straße, people sometimes sang his name – not just because it’s so easy to sing: Bella Kotchap came to VfL when she was 15 and made her professional debut when she was 17. Now he is going to FC Southampton as a Germany U21 international. The fact that the central defender was bid farewell by the club in the announcement on Tuesday evening is also due to the transfer fee that the Premier League club is transferring to the Ruhr area: According to VfL sports director Sebastian Schindzielorz, the club has “reached unprecedented dimensions”. “We can thus offer the club a broader financial foundation again.” There is talk of a double-digit million sum.