Bundesliga transfer news: Bayern eye a move for La Liga attacker, Werder Bremen could move in for former striker, 20th May 2018
We’re back with the Bundesliga transfer round-up for the day. The DFB Pokal finished recently with Eintracht Frankfurt picking up an upset win over Bayern Munich to lift the cup. Expect Bayern to now become pretty active in the transfer window as Niko Kovac will take over pretty soon.
Without further ado, let’s have a look at some of the latest transfer rumours and confirmed deals surrounding the Bundesliga clubs…
Marwin Hitz joins Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund were expected to sign a goalkeeper as Roman Weidenfeller hung up his boots, or shall we say gloves, a few days ago. The 37-year old lifted two Bundesliga titles with Die Schwarzgelben.
Hitz had a pretty good season with Augsburg and will provide Roman Bürki the competition for a first-team role. Bürki hasn’t been all that consistent and will have to be on his toes next season.
Dortmund have signed Hitz for free as his contract with Augsburg was up and he has penned a three-year deal with the club that’ll see him remain at Westfalenstadion until the summer of 2021.
Bayern eyeing a move for Rodrigo Moreno
Despite signing Sandro Wagner in the winter transfer window, Robert Lewandowski is still the go-to man for Bayern Munich when it comes to goals. The need to sign a backup or potentially someone who can challenge the Pole for a first-team slot is imperative and if reports are to believed, Bayern could sign Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno to take the load off Lewandowski’s shoulders.
Moreno has had a consistent season with Valencia and is expected to be named in Spain’s World Cup squad. 16 goals and 4 assists in the La Liga is a pretty good return and he’ll add something different to the Bayern attack.
Moreno is a pretty good dribbler and he’ll add more pace to the attack. Valencia boss Marcelino too admitted that the club will be powerless to stop him if there’s a good offer on the table, “He is a very important player, but this is football.
“The player has his opinion and then there is the club that owns his rights and others who want him.
"If all three parties reach an agreement, the coach can do nothing.”
Werder Bremen to re-sign Martin Harnik?
The Austrian is just 30 but it feels like he’s been around for forever, doesn’t it? The forward had a pretty good season considering Hannover just returned to the Bundesliga.
His 9 goals and 2 assists helped Hannover secure their top-flight status and if reports in Germany are to be believed, Bremen could be eyeing a move.
Bremen CEO Frank Baumann refused to comment on the matter but it is understood that if the transfer fee is substantially lower than €7 million, a fee Hannover wanted in the winter to sell Harnik, Bremen will seal the deal.
Harnik’s previous spell at Weserstadoin yielded just one goal in 17 appearances, so he’ll hope to do much better next season if he does move there in the summer.Published 20 May 2018, 19:18 IST