Nothing works anymore!
The exchange window has been closed in Germany since Tuesday evening. BILD names the biggest transfer losers.
► Borna Sosa (25): The Croatian World Cup driver (five appearances) has wanted to leave VfB Stuttgart since the summer, but has to stay on. It was Leverkusen and Frankfurt’s turn, but declined because of the VfB demand (around 12 million euros). Also currently injured.
► Max Kruse (34): Without a club since the termination of the contract in Wolfsburg at the end of November. At Schalke, Werder and Hertha it was an issue. Since professionals without a contract cannot be signed after the transfer window closes in winter, he has only options abroad. Changes to Turkey, Austria, Gabon or New Caledonia, among others, are still possible.
► Nico Schulz (29): Dortmund remains stuck on their €25 million flop. A move to Italy (Bergamo) fell through. Now Schulz continues to cash in (6 million euros a year) without playing a role (not even in the squad this season). His contract runs until 2024.
► Benjamin Pavard (26): With Pep loan João Cancelo (28), Bayern put a right-back in front of him. The Frenchman does not want to extend his contract, which runs until 2024. The Munich team rejected an immediate move to Barça or Inter.
► Raphael Warrior (29): At BVB, Julian Ryerson (25), who can also play on the left, is initially on the outside. One thing is clear: the Portuguese will leave Dortmund after the contract ends in the summer.
► Jerome Boateng (34): At Lyon on the siding. The contract expires in the summer and will not be extended. Talked to HSV, but he politely declined. Ösi-Klub Altach, where world champion buddy Miroslav Klose (44) is a trainer, doesn’t want him either.
► Hertha BSC: Eight transfers (Hein, Philipp, Amallah, Verstergaard, Guilavogui, Bongonda, Cissé, Demirbay) burst at the last minute! Instead, only Tolga Cigerci (30) returned to the penultimate league after six years. Trainer Sandro Schwarz (44): “One or the other didn’t work out – also from our side.”