The hoped-for extension of Anthony Modeste’s contract at 1. FC Köln remains a big topic. Discussions about this have not yet been held, according to Modeste. In the end, it could be a matter of money as the Frenchman hinted.
Under Steffen Baumgart, Anthony Modeste was able to flourish again in Cologne. The striker has already scored 15 goals this season. A contract extension would be correspondingly important for both parties – for the club and for the player.
The 33-year-old is currently tied to Effzeh until 2023. So there is already a certain focus on this summer, after all, the Bundesliga club would want to avoid a possible free transfer departure. As much as Modeste would love to stay and extend, there seems to be a hurdle nonetheless.
A financial hurdle, to be more precise. From the Express When asked if he would be willing to make salary cuts if he stayed, the attacker explained: “I have no problem talking to FC about it, but I also believe that a lot of people would switch if a better offer came along.”
He doesn’t understand why it is “such a big problem” to be able to honestly admit that you are also thinking about more lucrative offers: “If you work in a supermarket and REWE pays more, you would do that too.” Modeste continues: “I’m not that young anymore – my career will soon be over. That’s why I have to think about securing my family for the future. Yes, we footballers earn a lot of money, but not forever.”
So it seems that a compromise is quite possible. But, in the truest sense of the word, not at any price.
But the financial aspect is not the only important one. The soon to be 34-year-old would like to have certainty about further planning by the end of the season at the latest: “Before the end of the season I would like to know how my career will continue in the summer. Many factors play a role, but I’m relaxed about it.”
However, a timely decision can still not be expected. “My advisor was last in town, but there are no talks yet,” said the fan favorite.