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Transfer Summer: Updates on German Clubs’ Signings and Rumors

The transfer phase is underway and the German clubs are right in the middle of it. Clubs can sign new players until September 1st.

The most important things at a glance

Who does BVB get? Can Eintracht Frankfurt make the successful mini upheaval? And with which team does Schalke want to get promoted again? These and many other questions will be answered in this transfer summer. At t-online there is an overview of the most important rumors and changes from Germany and the world.

Borussia Dortmund apparently grabs national players

Armel Bella-Kotchap is about to move to Borussia Dortmund. This was reported by Sky on Wednesday evening. According to this, BVB has reached an agreement with the defender from FC Southampton and should be loaned out for the time being. Dortmund wanted to secure a purchase option. The transfer is not yet complete, both clubs are still working on contract details.

Bella-Kotchap switched from VfL Bochum to the Premier League club for eleven million euros in 2022, but was relegated to the championship with the “Saints” this summer. The 21-year-old also made his debut for the German national team in September last year and has played for the DFB team in two international matches so far.

FC Bayern is also said to have been interested in Bella-Kotchap, but according to Sky the focus of Munich is now on a commitment from Travoh Chalobah, who could replace Benjamin Pavard, who has switched to Inter Milan.

“Squad planning complete”: Leipzig grabs Frankfurt defender

Bundesliga side RB Leipzig have signed defender Christopher Lenz. The 28-year-old is moving from league competitor Eintracht Frankfurt to the cup winners in Saxony, where he has signed a one-year contract until 2024 with an option for a further year.

“With Christopher Lenz’s signing, we were able to close the last remaining gap in the squad very well and find the important alternative at left-back,” said sporting director Max Eberl. Lenz, who will wear shirt number three at RB in the future, can “play in a four-man, three-man or five-man chain,” explained Eberl. RB is now “at least twice occupied in all positions” and has thus “completed squad planning” on the access page.

Lenz moved from Union Berlin to Frankfurt in 2021 and won the Europa League title with the Hessians last year. After coming on as a substitute in extra time in the final against Glasgow Rangers, he converted the first try in the ensuing penalty shootout. Last season he played 34 competitive games for Frankfurt.

Danish national player leaves the Bundesliga

Frankfurt’s top talent Jesper Lindström is leaving the Bundesliga and joining Italian champions SSC Napoli with immediate effect. The Hessians announced this on Tuesday. The day before, the sports newspaper “Gazzetta dello Sport” reported on an agreement. According to this, the fee for the Danish national player, who is considered the preferred candidate of the new Napoli coach Rudi Garcia, is said to be around 25 million euros.

“Jesper has played a large part in our positive development over the past two years. Winning the Europa League title, reaching the DFB Cup final and, last but not least, many special moments in the Bundesliga, he will always associate it with Eintracht and vice versa,” said Sports director Markus Krösche.

Lindström’s contract on Main originally ran until the summer of 2026. The 23-year-old offensive player switched from Brondby IF to Eintracht two years ago, with whom he won the Europa League straight away. In total, Lindström appeared in 80 competitive games (14 goals and 14 assists) with the eagle on his chest.

New offer for Kolo Muani – will Frankfurt weaken?

Paris Saint-Germain are still courting Randal Kolo Muani. The Frenchman is expected to switch to the top club in Ligue 1 by Friday. But so far PSG and Eintracht Frankfurt have not been able to agree on a transfer. According to the French sports newspaper “L’Équipe”, there is now a new offer for Kolo Muani.

2023-08-30 21:02:00
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