Officially, the transfer window is not yet open. Nevertheless, Eintracht Frankfurt already has a backlog of strikers!
Rafael Borré (26), the scorer in the Europa League final (6-5 against Glasgow Rangers), and the jewel of France Randal Kolo Muani (23 / free transfer from Nantes) are already there. But there should be more.
“Something will definitely happen on the offensive,” sporting director Markus Krösche (41) said in an interview with SPORT BILD last week. Specifically, it has several promising candidates.
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The SBU have agreed on a possible three-year contract with Sebastian Polter (31) from Bochum since the end of the season. The top scorer scored ten goals for VfL Bochum last season and is expected to cost around two million euros. But the transfer has been in the air for weeks.
The same goes for Lucas Alario (29). The Argentine, who has scored 58 competitive goals for Bayer Leverkusen since 2017, is desperate to switch clubs. Eintracht have been working on him for months. Good for Frankfurt: Alario first looked more at Serie A in Italy and especially La Liga in Spain. Meanwhile, Champions League participant Frankurt is in pole position. Alario is flattered by the heavy attendance.
Thanks to a clause, it would cost around seven million euros. His surroundings already felt so far into the talks that a deal last weekend was seen as possible.
Alario and Polter are now hoping for a decision by the end of the week. But they have to wait. To know about Eintracht’s third storm candidate and desired player Wout Weghorst (29) from FC Burnley. Coach Oliver Glasner (47) has known the Dutchman since their time at VfL Wolfsburg, during which he scored 45 goals in 84 games between 2019 and 2021.
Weghorst would be available on loan, thus cheaper than Alario in the short term. And therefore more interesting for Eintracht. The problem: Weghorst is with the Dutch national team until Wednesday. A decision on his future should only be made afterwards.
Ahead of the Winter World Cup, Weghorst definitely wants to walk away from Burnley, who have been relegated to the Premier League, and present himself at your top European club for the national team. Clubs from several leagues are close to him, including Besiktas Istanbul. However, Weghorst himself does not want to go.
If all the cards are on the table for him, Eintracht want to settle the issue of the storm in the coming days after consulting coach Glasner and having the new centre-forward under contract until the start of training on June 27. It is also possible that two of the three candidates will come.
Because Eintracht want to level up in the storm, other attackers are about to say goodbye. Gonçalo Paciência (27) would leave the club after four years. The young professional Ali Akman (20 years old) is rewarded.
Former U21 national striker Ragnar Ache (23) is already on loan at relegated Fürth. FC Utrecht were also on to him. With the Dutch club, talks about a loan were already very far away, before it came to Fürth.
It is possible that the traffic jam from the storm will slowly dissipate…