When you think of the most sought-after stars in the Bundesliga, names like Judd Bellingham (18), Florian Wirtz (19) and Patrick Schick (26) come to mind.
The battle for other players is much more difficult at the moment. In addition to Dortmund star Erling Haaland (21), there are many surprising names on the clubs’ shopping lists – such as David Raum (24) from Hoffenheim. At least six clubs are trying to do so. SPORT BILD shows which stars are bet the most!
Raum came to TSG from Fürth on a free transfer a year ago. He was considered a perspective player and became the starter of the season. The left-back is likely to move to the Premier League this summer. Fortunately for him, he has a withdrawal clause. He can leave for a fee of 30 million euros.
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Even Raum, who made his German debut last September, was surprised that it happened so quickly. According to information from the SPORT BILD website, five clubs are chasing the dynamic winger, who has prepared 13 goals and scored three goals in his first season in the Bundesliga. Including the 4 best clubs in the Liverpool category with German coach Jürgen Klopp (54). West Ham is also said to be interested.
Jeremiah Saint-Just (25) from Mainz, wanted by at least four clubs, is also at the top of their list of most sought-after players. The central defender is the fastest player in the league (36.63 km/h). His departure in the summer for a fee of ten to twelve million euros is certain. Only the destination is open. At least Mainz should already be in agreement with Portuguese champions Sporting Lisbon. Saint-Just himself has not yet decided. Leicester and West Ham play poker from England, and Sevilla FC from Spain.
One thing is clear: the international market is really taking off. Left-backs like Raum sparked the most interest. Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa (24) is in concrete talks with FC Barcelona despite the threat of relegation. This does not go well with VfB in unstable mode. The Croatian does not want to miss what may be a unique opportunity to join the Spanish world club. He makes the decision on his own – his fee should be set at 25 million euros.
The most frequently traded left defender is Gladbach’s Rami Bensbini (27). Dortmund is close to signing the Algerian, whose contract expires in 2023. Transfer fee: about twelve million euros. Gladbach needs the money for a fresh start. Mitchell Packer, a Leverkusen player, would be much more expensive. The Dutchman came from Sheikh Paris Saint-Germain last summer for seven million euros. Now it seems that he is moving – a new country, a new sheikh. Newcastle was already in the winter. Bayer called for a transfer fee of more than 20 million euros. Transfer failed at the last second. Newcastle have signed Matt Targett, 26, on loan from Aston Villa. Connect with Packer and its management. The English want to make a new show.
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Moussa Diaby, 22, is also on trial in England. Leverkusen want to keep the Frenchman, whose contract runs until 2025. There is no exit clause. But very serious efforts by Arsenal club. If the London club reaches the Champions League, poker will get hotter. Bayer’s pain threshold is 100 million euros. Only: Should Diaby want to force a move, Bayer would certainly be ready to talk with the 75 million bid.
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As is the case with striker Taiwo Aouni (24) from Union Berlin. A number of English middle-class clubs such as Leicester and Southampton are trying with former RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl (54) and West Ham to get him. Liverpool bought Aouni for 6.5 million euros last summer after being loaned out in the 2020/21 season. The Nigerian player himself has said that returning to England has been his “dream” since then, having scored 13 league goals this season. Awoniyi has a release clause – 20 million euros.
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One of the most wanted players currently is Fürth’s Jimmy Loehling (21), who is hunted by six Bundesliga clubs (including Union, Frankfurt and Gladbach). Frankfurt’s Ivan Ndyka (22), Cologne’s Salih Ozkan (24) and Christoph Baumgartner’s Hoffheim (22) are hugely popular at the international level – clubs from England, France and Turkey have received offers worth into the millions.
With Gladbach player Jonas Hoffmann (29), the decision is imminent: leave or stay. The midfielder’s contract expires in 2023. Sporting director Roland Virkus (55) is trying to get an extension. The problem: mediocrity as a perspective. Atletico Madrid, also interested in Bayern Munich’s Marcel Sabitzer (28), and Tottenham regularly inquire about Hoffmann. If this turns out to be a tangible offer, the national player is unlikely to be retained.
Hoffenheim’s Florian Grealish (26) is on the list as Saint-Just at FC Seville. As the Austrian midfielder is free, he can almost certainly choose his club – which he intends to do. Grealish wants to play in the Champions League. Arsenal and Napoli are trying to lure him.
Christopher Nkunko from RB Leipzig (24) is one of the hottest stocks in the Bundesliga this summer. According to his own statement, he also wants to decide after the season where he will play in the future. RB doesn’t want to let him go. Ralph Rangnick (63) nevertheless recommended him to his superiors at Man United. The ex-Paris Saint-Germain side of FC Nkunku is also interested. Transfer fee: 70 million plus x. The attacking player belongs to the second shelf behind Haaland’s star category.
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Below are players like Yannick Haberer from Freiburg (28). Still, the interest is there. Among other things, Bochum is trying to get the free midfielder. He is likely to replace Milos Pantovic (25) at VfL in the future, whose contract also expires in June. Gladbach wants it.
Anthony Modeste, a fan favorite in Cologne (34), is still being chased by Saudi Al Hilal. Transfer fee: about five million euros.
Hertha defender Marton Darday (20) with contract until 2025 is on the list with RB Leipzig, Dortmund, Wolfsburg, Frankfurt and Hoffenheim. Talks are underway. He has only been allowed to play four times for Berlin since January, more than half once. Other clubs see more potential in Hertha’s “player of the season” ahead of the season that fans voted for.