Last Minute deal in Frankfurt, lots going on at Bayern

last minute deal in frankfurt lots going on at bayern

Last Update: 01.02.2024 21: 25

A few minutes before the end of the Winter transfer window, things got hectic again in Frankfurt: Hugo Ekitiké was signed from Paris. Otherwise, there was a lot going on, especially with the Bavarians.

Until the so-called “Deadline Day“on Thursday, transfer Junkies waited in vain for the Big Star purchase or Mega Transfer. Although shortly before the end, the hectic hustle and checking of options began in some places. Only FC Bayern Munich really took money into their hands.

Boey and Elmas the most expensive Transfers

The record champion is said to have spent 30 million euros on Sacha Boey from Galatasaray Istanbul. RB Leipzig reportedly invested 23 million for Eljif Elmas of SSC Naples. While the Frenchman Boey is to close the Munich construction site at the rear right, the North Macedonian Elmas is intended as the successor to the club icon Emil Forsberg, who emigrated to New York.

The remaining Transfers are far from double-digit millions in terms of transfer fees. The Semi-Prominent accesses that existed were mostly borrowed, at least in the first step. And this is mainly from the inflated cadres of the Premier League clubs.

A lot of loans

So came Eric Dier (.Tottenham Hotspur) from the Bavarians, returnee Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) and Ian Maatsen (.FC Chelsea) from Borussia Dortmund or Sasa Kalajdzic (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Donny van de Beek (.Manchester United) and Hugo Ekitiké (Paris Saint-Germain) from Eintracht Frankfurt to the Bundesliga. Some with a purchase option.

Bryan Zaragoza is officially on loan from FC Bayern, but the purchase for the summer was already clear and was now preferred. 

Restraint at Ligaprimus Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen also made only one Transfer, also on loan. And striker Borja Iglesias from Betis Sevilla was also brought in only because Victor Boniface is out until April. 

Shortly before the end of the transfer, at least three Transfers of short-time Internationals caused a stir. Especially that of Mo Dahoud to VfB Stuttgart. The ex-Dortmund was also initially Premier League von Brighton & Hove Albion borrowed with purchase option.

Amiri and Behrens move to Bundesliga

The other two were in the Bundesliga. Nadiem Amiri, who had been in the starting eleven for Leverkusen at the weekend against Mönchengladbach, went to relegation candidates 1. FSV Mainz 05. Forward Kevin Behrens, who has been waiting for a mandatory goal since the end of August, joined VfL Wolfsburg from Union Berlin two years ago, just like Max Kruse.

The Champions League participant Union, who slipped into the basement, had the highest turnover with eight departures and three entries. With the three clubs still placed behind the Berliners, the comings and goings were not quite as lively. In addition to Amiri in Jessica Ngankam from Frankfurt, the Mainz brought in another offensive player, Schlusslicht Darmstadt loaned Julian Justvan from Hoffenheim and the Bundesliga-experienced ex-Bochumer Gerrit Holtmann, also goalkeeper Sebastian Polter came on the final day of Schalke 04.

Colognes are calm

The 1. FC Köln was not allowed to sign any players due to the FIFA transfer ban, but even gave up three in return. According to their own information, the activities of the competition do not inspire much fear in the colognes. “Nothing hurts, we accept the Situation as it is”, said License game head Thomas Kessler: “Of course we follow what the competition is doing. But especially in Winter it is not so easy to strengthen anyway. So I’m curious how it works with the competitors.”

The Cologne team will be more pained by the ban in the summer, when the competitors are probably again diligently and with some financial volume trying to rebuild their squad.

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