Eintracht Frankfurt saw themselves in a good position to bring the hoped-for obligations for the storm and the defense over the stage. Now competitors and excessive demands are threatening to outdo the SGE in transfer poker.
With Kolo Muani and Hrvoje Smolcic, Eintracht Fankfurt was sure to have the two transfer targets on the hook. Muani has been a topic for the Hessians for a long time and will finally be free of charge in the summer. It should intensify the attack if it was too expensive before. In Smolcic, SGE has found a supposed successor for the coveted Evan N’Dicka.
Both transfers seemed to be slowly but surely entering the home straight. But now there are problems with both personalities, reports the image. Not just one, but both of the hoped-for obligations are on the brink.
With the Frenchman Muani, it is mainly the competitors who are worried. While the SGE had to wait for the 23-year-old’s contract to end, other clubs have also noticed him. Above all, Liverpool FC: Jürgen Klopp should see in him a possible solution for his center striker search. AC Milan should also be interested.
Two clubs that can of course offer more money than the Bundesliga team. A disadvantage in two senses because the attacker’s family is evidently focused on it. The bonus money should be as generous as possible. A word that can have a lot of weight – even if the consultants seem to be more in favor of Frankfurt and the contract that will run until 2027.
At Smolcic, too, Eintracht is now facing similar problems. The 21-year-old captain of the HNK Rijeka, also a junior national player, should bring in as much money as possible for his Croatian club. These hopes are made possible by his contract, which runs until 2023.
According to image Frankfurt submitted an initial offer worth around two million euros. Apparently not enough for Rijeka. President Damir Miskovic is betting on an improved offer, perhaps even hoping for a competition: “I hope there will be more than one offer.” While he believes it is “time to just take the next step forward” for the defender, he also wants to get the most out of his club.
Stones on the transfer path that Eintracht will not just get cleared aside. Sports director Markus Krösche will have to show a lot of persuasion and negotiating skills if he wants to sign the two players.