Also this winter, the clubs are trying to be well prepared for the second half of the season. You can find out who is still changing clubs in the t-online transfer blog.
Whether in England, Spain or Germany: The clubs of the best leagues in the world are looking around the transfer market and looking for new players.
Some teams are looking for reinforcements in the fight for international places, while others want nothing more than to avoid relegation.
Nico Schlotterbeck stays with SC Freiburg – for the time being. Because as sporting director Jochen Saier confirmed, the central defender will not leave Breisgau in winter. “There is no question that there is a desire there. It is also clear that we have had one or two conversations with other clubs because some of them have already put out feelers,” Saier told Sky TV on Tuesday. Several large clubs are said to be interested in signing Schlotterbeck, including FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
The 22-year-old DFB newcomer, who is still waiting for his debut, is in defense at SC Freiburg and still has a contract until 2023. It is likely that he will leave the club in the summer, because after another year in Breisgau he could go on a free transfer.
The national player announced shortly before the turn of the year that Matthias Ginter would not extend his contract in Gladbach. It is not known where he will move to in the summer. What is certain, however, is who should inherit the 27-year-old.
Marvin Friedrich changes to the “foals”. The club announced on Tuesday.
Born in Kassel, he has been playing for the Köpenicker since January 2018. With Dominique Heintz, whom Union brought from SC Freiburg during this transfer period, a successor is also available for the Berliners.
It was a news-rich Monday in the Bundesliga, because three clubs presented newcomers: VfL Wolfsburg, FSV Mainz 05 and SpVgg Greuther Fürth:
1. Wolfsburg brings Polish young star for the offensive
Regardless of the crisis in the Bundesliga, VfL Wolfsburg struck the transfer market. The club has committed the young Pole Jakub Kaminski would take the offensive. The winger is coming to Lower Saxony from Lech Posen in the summer. Kaminski receives a contract until 2027.
The 19-year-old will probably cost around ten million euros. At least that’s what the “Bild” reports, among other things. This sum can increase further through bonus payments.
2. Fürth finds new goalkeeper
Greuther Fürth wants to solve their difficulties in the goalkeeping position with the commitment of the Swede Andreas Linde. As the bottom of the table from the Bundesliga announced on Monday, the 28-year-old Linde signed a contract until the summer of 2024.
Andreas Linde: The Swede will be in the gate of Greuther Fürth in the future. (Source: ULMER Pressebildagentur / imago images)
“Andreas is the experienced goalkeeper we were looking for. He was already with Sweden’s national team and has also played numerous international matches for Molde,” said Managing Director Rachid Azzouzi.
3. Mainz take defenders under contract
Mainz 05 strengthened in the summer with defender Anthony Caci. The 24-year-old from the French first division team Racing Strasbourg signed a contract on Monday until June 30, 2026. Caci, who was in France’s Olympic selection last year, is moving to Rheinhessen on a free transfer.
“He is a very flexible player who can play in various positions in the back three or four. We have watched him often and are convinced that he will strengthen our team with his qualities and his fine character and also take further steps in development can take, “said Mainz sports director Martin Schmidt.
Former Dortmund midfield strategist Shinji Kagawa has a new club. The 32-year-old, who was last without a club after his contract termination with PAOK Thessaloniki, signed with the Belgian first division club VV St. Truiden. The club announced on Monday morning.
Shinji Kagawa: The Japanese player last played football in Greece and is now moving to Belgium. (Source: Focus Images / imago images)
The Japanese will meet a former Bundesliga coach in Belgium. Because since the summer of last year Bernd Hollerbach, 2018 coach for a few weeks at Hamburger SV in the first division, has been in charge of VV St. Truiden. The club is currently in 13th place in the table.
The transfer of attacker Krzysztof Piatek (26) from Bundesliga club Hertha BSC to Fiorentina in Serie A is perfect. Both clubs confirmed that on Saturday. The Polish international will initially be loaned to the club from Tuscany for a half series, after which Fiorentina still has a purchase option.
Krzysztof Piatek: The Pole is leaving Hertha BSC after two mixed years. (Source: Beautiful Sports / imago images)
“Krzysztof approached us with the desire for change. It is no secret that he feels comfortable in the Italian league. We have found a good solution for everyone involved,” said Berlin’s sports director Fredi Bobic recently about the upcoming transfer .
Piatek moved from AC Milan to the Spree almost two years ago for a transfer fee of 24 million euros. In 58 competitive games for the old lady, the striker scored 13 goals and made four assists.
The Italian first division club Sampdoria Genua is negotiating with SC Freiburg about a transfer of the standard specialist Vincenzo Grifo. This is what the Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio reports. Accordingly, the Breisgauer, who sensationally finished the first half of the Bundesliga in third place, are open to a loan deal.
The 28-year-old Italian international Grifo (six international matches, two goals) has scored 11 goals in 17 appearances in the current Bundesliga season (4 goals, 7 assists).
Fabio Blanco has left Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt with immediate effect. The 17-year-old Spanish top talent, who only moved from FC Valencia to Main in the summer of 2021, joins FC Barcelona. With the Catalans, the winger receives a contract until 2023.