Transfer Ticker: Jaroslav Drobny to Fortuna


Newly promoted Dusseldorf in the second round on experience between the posts. And otherwise? Who’s coming? Who goes? To whom there is exchange of rumors? The most important developments in the transfer market.

13.01.2019: Fortuna Düsseldorf has, as expected, goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny from Werder Bremen commits. The 39-year-old former Czech international Keeper signed with just a contract until the end of the season and celebrated on Sunday at the Telekom Cup in the match for place three against his former club Hertha BSC, making his debut for the Rhine countries. Further exchange procedures were not known.

Due to the turmoil of the renewal of the contract of coach Friedhelm Funkel, the Fortuna had forgotten, apparently, to confirm the Transfer officially. Sparkle had wished because of the injury susceptibility of his two Keeper Michael Rensing, who failed to convince as the number one in the first half of the season in addition, one hundred percent, and Raphael Wolf, nor a third, final man.


09.01.2019: The FC Bayern obliged, as expected, world champion Benjamin Pavard from VfB Stuttgart. Like Munich’s sport Director Hasan Salihamidzic announced on Wednesday in the training camp in Doha, the 22-year-old Frenchman signed a summer contract over five years. “This is a young player who is world champion. We are very pleased and proud,” said Salihamidzic on the defender. Pavard can leave Stuttgart thanks to an exit clause for a transfer fee in the amount of 35 million euros.


06.01.2019: Italiens midfielder Vincenzo Grifo of the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim until the end of the season at SC Freiburg on loan. The attacking midfielder was not to come under coach Julian nail man with TSG about the role of the substitute player, and not often even in the squad. Grifo has in the Hoffenheimern a contract until 30. June 2022. “For me, it’s about standing on the square and it was my desire to come back to Freiburg,” said the professional, in a communication to the SC. In this Premier League season, played only three times from the beginning, after he had come in the summer for a transfer fee of around five million euros from Borussia Monchengladbach to Hoffenheim. Grifo was already from 2015 to 2017, in Freiburg under the contract.

The 25-Year-old had been given in November, surprisingly, his debut in the Italian national team. Grifo was also the case for Hannover 96 as a Winter reinforcement in the conversation. “We are pleased that Vincenzo Grifo has decided, despite numerous opportunities to clear the step on the way to us,” said SC-Board of management Jochen Saier. “We know his qualities, he knows our environment – therefore, he will need no long start-up phase.”


03.01.2019: After he in the first half of the season almost just sat on the bench, Schalke’s Central defender Naldo drew the consequences: It changes with immediate effect to AS Monaco in the French Ligue 1. The 36-Year-old gets the current table’s penultimate a contract until 30. June 2020. To the transfer arrangements of the two clubs. “The approval of this Transfer is not easy for us, because Naldo had with his performances as a large proportion of the Successes of FC Schalke 04, in particular, where in the last season,” explained Schalke’s sporting Director Christian Heidel in a statement from the club. “Due to these merits, we have complied with his request, in his playing career, once again.”

In Monaco, Naldo is now training under the French Ex-world and European champion Thierry Henry and plays to the side of another Ex-Bundesliga player: Benjamin Henrichs, who went in the summer from Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco.


02.01.2019: Christian Pulisic changes for 64 million euros from Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund to FC Chelsea in the Premier League – the Blues lend to the Americans, but right up to the summer, back to the BVB. In Dortmund, you were blatantly on the Mega-Deal with, they opened the newly-launched transfer stage spectacular. Finally, Pulisic did not want to extend to 2020 the current contract. “Against this Backdrop, we have decided – in view of the small contract remaining term to maturity – extremely lucrative offer for the Chelsea FC now to accept,” said BVB sports Director Michael Zorc about the most expensive winter transfer in Bundesliga history.


30.12.2018: relegation candidate, Hannover 96 has its first two winter signings for the fight for the relegation bound. Centre-back Kevin Akpoguma (23) from League rivals Hoffenheim and offensive player Nicolai Müller (31) from the DFB Cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt respectively on loan until the end of the season to 96.

“Kevin brings a lot of speed, he is two strong in battle and has a good head to the ball game. So he fits perfectly into our requirement profile”, said Manager Horst Heldt. Akpoguma by delivery of the U16 all Junior national teams of the German football Association (DFB). With the U19, he was the 2014 European champion.

“Nicolai is on almost all of the attacking positions, can be used variably. He has made over the years, a constant proof that he can provide in the Bundesliga for goals,” said Heldt is the second Winter signing. Right winger Muller was only changed last summer after the historic Bundesliga relegation with Hamburger SV to Eintracht, where he also ran a number of youth teams. In the playoffs he came in this season, only three starting assignments.


27.12.2018: The return of midfielder Sebastian Rode to the DFB Cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt is perfect. The 28-Year-old moves on loan from Borussia Dortmund to Frankfurt. Already between 2010 and 2014, Rode, ran for the Concord. After his first time in the Eintracht Rode moved to the record champion, Bayern Munich and moved 2016 to Dortmund.

“We are convinced that the quality of the squad with Sebastian, an absolute team player, re-raise. He has won in the last four years at FC Bayern and Dortmund have a lot of experience that will come to us now benefit,” said Eintracht sporting Director Fredi Bobic: “the Character fits Sebastian perfectly in our Team. We have taken him in the last weeks and months under the microscope and have been able to see that he has overcome his injury completely.”

At BVB Rode, who was thrown back in the course of his career by injuries, played the least sporty, not game yet to play this season without duty use. His contract with the Black-and-Yellow still has until 2020 to be valid.