The 18 Bundesliga clubs have invested in 36 winter approaches approximately 13.5 million euros. King of the bargain-battle is Felix Magath (with Schalke 04 Photo: ddp)
Bundesliga club Schalke 04 has secured his first title of season: The Royal Blues are the masters of winter bargains – this was after the closure of the transfer list at midday on Monday to determine definitively point clock 12.00.
With probably the returnees and eight newcomers from Flamengo Rio de Janeiro, Ze Roberto, the team of Felix Magath is entering a crucial phase and season of competition in terms of transfer quantity of a long shot. Overall, the Bundesliga for 36 winter approaches approximately 13.5 million euros of expenditure.
The Tabellendritte from Schalke wanted to commit just before closure of the official exchange list, even the 20-year-old Mario Gavranovic by Xamax Neuchatel, Switzerland. "That is to see that I want to change in the team is still a lot. We had enough room, even in the financial framework," said Magath after the squad’s weekend.
Coups do not occur
At the end of winter sales on the weekend and on Monday – up 24.00 Clock all had contracts with the German Football League (DFL) there – were made, but the spectacular coup. On the contrary, for the biggest headlines in the final sprint saw an exit. International Thomas Hitzlsperger joined from VfB Stuttgart, with immediate effect till end of season for Lazio, in order to improve his chances of a World Cup participation.
Already on Monday said goodbye to the 28-year-old, for the VfB will receive a transfer fee of around one million euros, Stuttgart from his former teammates. Hitzlsperger wants mittrainieren on Tuesday for the first time in the relegation twice Italian champions. "The end is not satisfactory for me, of course, but that’s football. I am now looking forward to this new challenge," said the midfielder.
For the biggest transfer of the winter had caused a good week before the Hamburger SV with the obligation of superstar Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid / free transfer). "It’s good for the Bundesliga. If he is fit, he is an incredible gain for the HSV," said Bayern coach Louis van Gaal at his Dutch compatriot, who was still laboring under the effects of a hamstring.
League leaders Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern and the Borussia Moenchengladbach, however, completely abandoned until Monday afternoon to repair their current levies. The Bavarians gave the final spurt from nor defender Edson Braafheid until the end of Round Celtic Glasgow.
Kone increased 96
After five series of bankruptcies in Hanover won 96 the Ivorian national Arouna Kone on loan until the end of the season by the Spanish first division side Sevilla. In addition, the Lower Saxony clearly flirted with the commitment of a new goalkeeper. Under discussion: Gerhard Tremmel of second division club Energie Cottbus.
Bottom Hertha BSC Berlin, which had called for the mission class receiving ex-scorer Theofanis Gekas, Levan Kobiashvili and Roman Hubnik, cast off before the end of the transfer window still human ballast. Kaka was on loan at AC Omonia and Cesar sold to Al-Ahli.
While at the 1 FC Nuremberg have borrowed the winter transfers Andreas Ottl and Breno (both from Bayern Munich) already proved, is also hoping the crisis-ridden Cup Werder Bremen on a direct hit. The northern Germans undertook U21 European Champion Sandro Wagner (MSV Duisburg), on Sunday signed a contract until 2014.
Wagner as the anticipation of the new season
However, Wagner still laboring under the effects of a cruciate ligament tear and can not be used for now. Sandro speak, is already anticipating the staffing plan for the coming season, "said Werder coach Thomas Schaaf. In return, to Bremer Dusko Tosic and Kevin have made Schindler on loan until the end of the season to the second division club Duisburg.
FSV Mainz 05 was to the Slovak national team Radoslav Zabavnik (FC Terek Grozny, Russia), initially until the end of season under contract.
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