With a sixth place in the Bundesliga and reaching the DFB Cup final, Freiburg can look back on a successful season. Now the path is set for the new round.
Tranquility pervades the training grounds of SC Freiburg these days. After the end of an emotionally celebrated season last Sunday with several thousand fans in front of the Stadttheater, Bundesliga professionals have flown across the globe. Well deserved vacation time.
Unless you are still traveling with your national team. For example, Niko Schlutterbeek, Roland Sly, Armin Demirovic and Philip Lenhart are wanted in the Nations League. Wooyeong Jeong plays with South Korea and Kiliann Sildilla in France U-20.
Peak stage in team planning
But because after the season also pre-season, the background work continues in Freiburg and the team is put together for the next round. Sports Director Clemens Hartenbach and Sports Director Jochen Sayer will do so in a calmly tried and tested manner. After finishing sixth in the Bundesliga, entering the European League and reaching the DFB Cup final, one thing is clear: the current team fits perfectly together and is sporty and weatherproof. The adjusting screws should only be tightened at a few angles.
Is Kerry St. Pauli’s top scorer is the frontrunner?
The importance of participating in the Europa League and the additional workload associated with it should not be underestimated. One or two additional personal details to update and expand the team would be fine.
And so the names of the potential candidates have been circulating for a few days: in the first place this Daniel Kofi Keri. The 26-year-old attacking midfielder from FC St. Pauli had a fantastic season in the second division and was a staple at Melientore, scoring 12 goals and making another ten. A very interesting creative kicker that many Bundesliga clubs are said to be interested in.
According to the internet portal “transfermarkt.de”, there is at least a 64% chance that the Ghanaian national player will move from Hamburg to Freiburg. Kyereh’s contract at Millerntor runs until the summer of 2023, and his current market value is estimated at about three million euros.
It has been clear since Friday: the young Freiburg midfielder is going in the opposite direction Carlo Boukhalfa. The 23-year-old, who was recently loaned to league team Jan Regensburg, is moving from Freiburg to FC St. Pauli.
The HC is also interested in the midfield commitment in the former Bielefeld Alessandro Schopf (28) He said. The veteran Austrian national player is said to be allowed to leave Armenia for free after being relegated to the second division, so he will be in the ‘transfer deal’ category. With the versatile former Schalke Schopf (last season 31 games with Bielefeld), the sports club could lose Janick Haberer he caught me. Haberer, who has been playing ball at Bresgau for six years, said an official farewell to Union Berlin last weekend.
Itakura, led by Schalke as a defensive alternative?
Similar to Daniel Kofi Kyrie in attack, Chalcis has also played Ko Itakura In the defensive zone a great season in the second division. The 25-year-old Japan international has played all 31 potential matches of the season following his commitment and scored four goals. Itakura is 1.86m tall for a central defender and was moved with great success to sixth place by Schalke Interim coach Mike Buskins at the successful season-end.
So the Japanese language can be used very diversely. In the rumor mill, the name Ko Itakura is circulating as well as Eintracht Frankfurt in connection with SC Freiburg. However, Schalke 04 have a purchase option for the eight-time national defender, who has previously been loaned from Manchester City.
with Ayase Ueda By the way, another Japanese player is listed on Transfermarkt.de in connection with SC Freiburg. The 23-year-old Kashima Antlers striker has scored nine goals in 15 matches.
Stephen Tegues of Dortmund – A forward with prospects
Speaking of the attack: A few weeks ago the name of the young Dortmund striker was Stephen Teges Associated with SC Freiburg. The towering striker (1.93 metres) played nine matches in the Bundesliga last season and scored three times for the BVB. The former Osnabrück player scored four goals in five matches with Borussia in the third division.
The 23-year-old BVB II captain is a striker with great prospects, but an ankle fracture recently knocked him out of the ring for a week. Rehabilitation is underway at the moment, Steven Teagues should be fit again for the new season. The striker’s contract in Dortmund runs until 2024. His market value is estimated at 1.5 million euros.
Tegues could become a problem in Freiburg, especially if he is an SC striker Armin Demirovic (24) They are looking for a change of direction after a mixed season (31 games / 2 goals).
The Slovenian is also at the rumor mill as a possible candidate to move Freiburg into the storm can zilar (Ten goals for FC Lugano in the Swiss Super League) and Senegal pampa ding (22) traded from Olympique de Marseille (seven goals the season).
“Königstransfer” Matthias Ginter already fixed
SC Freiburg has already stamped “Transfer of Ownership”. With the free return of the longtime national player and world champion Matthew Ginter By Borussia Mönchengladbach Officials in Breisgau carried out an astonishing coup d’état. Ginter replaces new internationals in central defense Nico Schlutterbeekwho moves to the runners-up Borussia Dortmund for 20 million euros.
Training starts on June 27
After all: makers Jochen Saier and Klemens Hartenbach still have time to get new personal details until the end of August. Then the transfer window in German professional football closes. New and old Freiburg kickers will be back on the ball early on June 27 when coach Christian Streiche has called for their first pre-season training session.