Sebastian Rode (30) starts rehab after his knee operation. Eintracht is looking for a replacement who can replace him until November. Which six is board member Markus Krösche (40) grabbing?
One trail leads to Kristijan Jakic (24) in Croatia. And according to BILD information, this track is becoming increasingly hot.
Eintracht fought in Croatia months ago for Dinamo Zagreb playmaker Lovro Majer (23, BILD reported). But it is too expensive and is about to move to Stade Rennes in France for a transfer fee of over 12 million euros. Now the platform “index.hr” reports that Dinamo midfielder Jakic has been suspended by coach Krznar because he wanted to move to Frankfurt. Jakic hasn’t been training for three days.
Zagreb is fighting in the Champions League qualification. After defender Gvardiol (Leipzig) and Majer, the club does not actually want to give up another regular player. The new Dinamo-Elf is to be built around the strong duel “warrior” Jakic.
Jakic’s market value is estimated at around 4 million euros (transfermarkt.de). Krösche knows the player and his advisor through the move from super star Dani Olmo (23) to Leipzig, which he arranged last year.
Frenchman Khéphren Thuram (20) from OGC Nice has also been under observation for a long time by Frankfurt. The little, big brother (1.91 meters long) of Gladbach striker Marcus Thuram (24) played in France’s U19 team and has already played 51 first division appearances. But with a market value of 9 million euros, it would blow Krösche’s budget.
Bremen’s Kevin Möhwald (28), who was also tested, is not a man for the future. And no longer an issue.
The Rode substitute should still be able to develop. It can’t cost too much. And he has to be at least as good as Dominik Kohr (27), who is still under contract in Frankfurt until 2024, but awarded Eintracht to Mainz before the season …