Transfer Summary, Part 2

Hannover 96 -2.180.000 €

Grade: B, could grow to an A

The 96ers have no money, so a modest 5 million expediture would have to bring in some gems. They did get some defensive help with Felipe, and based on the first two matches, a diamond in Huszti, who would probably be Player of the Year if the season ended today. After Kagawa, unknown Japanese players are all the rage, so we’ll see if Hannover picked up a winner in Sakai. They didn’t really lose anyone, except perhaps Pogatetz.

Hiroki Sakai 	        Kashiwa Reysol 	        1.200.000 €
Felipe 	                Standard Lüttich 	2.500.000 €
Adrian Nikci 	        FC Zürich 	          600.000 €
Sascha Schünemann 	Hannover 96 II
Yannik Schulze 	        Hannover 96 U17 	
Niko Gießelmann 	Hannover 96 II 	
Szabolcs Huszti 	Zenit St. Petersburg 	  750.000 €
Jannis Pläschke 	Hannover 96 II 	
Willi Evseev 	        Hannover 96 II 	
Daniel Royer *		1.FC Köln 	          120.000 €
Moritz Stoppelkamp 	TSV 1860 München 	  250.000 €
Emanuel Pogatetz 	VfL Wolfsburg 	        2.500.000 €
Erdal Akdari 	        Kayserispor 	
Altin Lala 	        FC Bayern München II 	
Carlitos 	        GD Estoril-Praia 	
Christopher Avevor *	FC St. Pauli 	
Henning Hauger *	Lilleström SK 	

VfL Wolfsburg +1.000.000 €

Grade: C-

It’s drunken sailor time, Felix Magath in da house! Actually, Magath was kind of restrained in that he only spent 19 million, and the Wolfies actually made a profit, since he’s been dumping a lot of his other purchases he doesn’t like anymore. Of course, it helps that he got 13 million for Mandzukic, who looked fed up with Wolfsburg towards the end of last season.
A lot of the players he brought in are questionable. Perhaps Olic still has some miles left. And this Bas Dost, who knows whether he can cut it in the Bundesliga. They’ll need it, since Helmes is out injured for about 6 months.
The best buy might be veteran Naldo, since the Wolfsburg defense seems like the usual Hühnerhaufen. Look for some wild spending in the winter window…

Vaclav Pilar 	        FC Hradec Králové 	 1.500.000 €
Ivica Olic 	        FC Bayern München 	
Patrick Drewes 	        VfL Wolfsburg U19 	
Emanuel Pogatetz 	Hannover 96 	         2.500.000 €
Bas Dost 	        SC Heerenveen 	         7.000.000 €
Kevin Pannewitz 	FC Hansa Rostock 	   300.000 €
Naldo 	                SV Werder Bremen 	 4.800.000 €
Fágner 	                Vasco da Gama Rio 	 3.000.000 €
Akaki Gogia *		FC Augsburg 
Simon Kjaer *		AS Rom 
Diego *		        Atlético Madrid 	
Thomas Kahlenberg *	FC Évian Thonon Gaillard 
Srdjan Lakic *		TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 	
Sotirios Kyrgiakos *	AFC Sunderland 	
Mario Mandzukic 	FC Bayern München 	13.000.000 €
Giovanni Sio *		FC Augsburg 	F	   100.000 €
Akaki Gogia *		FC St. Pauli 	            50.000 €
Ibrahim Sissoko *	Panathinaikos Athen        100.000 €
Nassim Ben Khalifa *	Grasshopper Club Zürich 	
Bjarne Thoelke *	Dynamo Dresden 	            50.000 €
Caiuby 	                FC Ingolstadt 04 	
Kevin Scheidhauer *     VfL Bochum 		   100.000 €
André Lenz 	        (retired)
Hasan Salihamidzic 	(unknown)
Thomas Hitzlsperger 	(unknown)
Chris 	                TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 	
Sebastian Polter *      1.FC Nürnberg 	           200.000 €
Petr Jirácek 	        Hamburger SV             4.000.000 €
Patrick Ochs *		TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 	
Peter Pekarík 	        Hertha BSC 	
Ashkan Dejagah 	        FC Fulham	         2.500.000 €
Tuncay Sanli 	        Bursaspor 

SV Werder Bremen -650.000 €

Grade: C+

Bremen seemed to take a “clean house” approach, jettisoning a lot of expensive talent who basically failed last year. It’s a risky strategy, because if they suck, it could mean the end of the Schaaf-Allofs era. Werder made a slight profit, after spending almost 13 million. But they were really making a conscious decision to reduce salary…so they weren’t getting as much as you would expect. I think foisting Marko Marin onto Chelski and getting 8 million was a good bit of business. Marin is a talented player, but looks to be a poor man’s Reus, older and not as good. He had a fling in the national team, and is a good dribbler. But appears to lacking in determination and finishing. I would think he’ll warm the bench at Stamford Bridge before getting loaned out to Leyton Orient. Naldo they would have liked to keep, but he wanted to leave, so getting money was nice. Tim Wiese is still a top GK, but costs too much. Pizarro was excellent last year, but he wanted a presumably bigger paycheck to warm the bench at Bayern, although at the time Bayern hadn’t signed Mandzukic. They might have gotten a steal in Czech defender Selassie, who looked good in the Euros. But Elia didn’t exactly set the league on fire in his previous stay at HSV.

Sokratis 	        FC Genua 1893 	      3.500.000 €
Kevin de Bruyne *	FC Chelsea              450.000 €
Eljero Elia 	        Juventus Turin 	      5.500.000 €
Nils Petersen *		FC Bayern München       500.000 €
Theodor Gebre Selassie 	FC Slovan Liberec     1.800.000 €
Cimo Röcker 	        SV Werder Bremen U19 	
Assani Lukimya-Mulongoti Fortuna Düsseldorf 	
Richard Strebinger 	Hertha BSC II 	H
Raphael Wolf 	        SV Kapfenberg 	        200.000 €
Levent Aycicek 	        SV Werder Bremen U19 	
Joseph Akpala 	        FC Brügge 	      1.500.000 €
Marko Marin 	        FC Chelsea 	      8.000.000 €
Sebastian Boenisch 	(unknown)
Onur Ayik 	        (unknown)
Sandro Wagner 	        Hertha BSC 	
Tim Borowski 	        (unknown)
Tim Wiese 	         TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 	
Mikaël Silvestre 	(unknown)
Naldo 	                VfL Wolfsburg 	      4.800.000 €
Claudio Pizarro 	FC Bayern München 	
Lennart Thy 	        FC St. Pauli 	
Markus Rosenberg 	West Bromwich Albion 	
Denni Avdic *		PEC Zwolle 	
Francois Affolter *	BSC Young Boys 	-

1.FC Nürnberg +2.800.000 €

Grade: C

Der Club hasn’t had money for some time, so they have to make due. They cashed in on Wollschied, so they made a profit. Of the others leaving, only Didavi they wanted, and he was a loanee from Stuttgart anyway. They brought in a bunch of nobodies, so we’ll have to see if any of them pan out. If they do, their grade will go up.

Noah Korczowski 	FC Schalke 04 U19 	
Timo Gebhart 	        VfB Stuttgart 	       1.000.000 €
Hiroshi Kiyotake 	Cerezo Osaka 	       1.000.000 €
Sebastian Polter *	VfL Wolfsburg 	         200.000 €
Roussel Ngankam 	Hertha BSC U19 	
Marcos António 	        Rapid Bukarest 	
Christoph Sauter *	VfR Aalen 	
Felicio Brown Forbes *	Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 	
Rubin Okotie *		SK Sturm Graz 	
Philipp Wollscheid 	Bayer 04 Leverkusen	5.000.000 €
Felicio Brown Forbes 	1.FC Nürnberg II 	
Juri Judt 	        RB Leipzig 	
Rubin Okotie 	        SK Sturm Graz 	
Dominic Maroh 	        1.FC Köln 	
Christoph Sauter 	Karlsruher SC 	
Manuel Zeitz *		SC Paderborn 07 
Albert Bunjaku 	        1.FC Kaiserslautern 	
Christian Eigler 	FC Ingolstadt 04 	
Julian Wießmeier *	Jahn Regensburg 
Wilson Kamavuaka *	ahn Regensburg 
Jens Hegeler *		Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Daniel Didavi *		VfB Stuttgart

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim +9.450.000 €

Grade: D

Ah, for the Hopp-im-Heim of old, when Dietmar Hopp’s flowed in their cups. Well, the Hoppers are no longer the free spenders. They did put out 12 million, but still made a 10 million profit! So from an economic standpoint, they’re golden. However, the team seems weaker every year, and although they’ve brought in some high priced talent on frees (like Hildebrand, Wiese and Babel), they’ve generally flopped. They spent on an unknown Spaniard from Real Madrid’s academy, which isn’t exactly known for producing great players lately. And Derdiyok, who might be a good pick, is off to a horrible start. He sucks so much, I might have to call him “Eren Love” (you fans of Brazilian soccer know who I’m talking about!) Well, Derdiyok can probably regain his form, but Hoffenheim looks shaky at many levels.

Chris 	                VfL Wolfsburg 	
Ahmed Sassi 	        TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II 	
Takashi Usami *		Gamba Osaka 	             300.000 €
Eren Derdiyok 	        Bayer 04 Leverkusen 	   5.000.000 €
Matthieu Delpierre 	VfB Stuttgart 	
Joseph-Claude Gyau 	TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II 
Tim Wiese 	        SV Werder Bremen 	
Stephan Schröck 	SpVgg Greuther Fürth 	
Filip Malbasic 	        FK Rad Belgrad               750.000 €
Joselu 	                Real Madrid Castilla       6.000.000 €
Patrick Ochs *		VfL Wolfsburg 	
Kevin Volland *		TSV 1860 München 	
Michael Gregoritsch *	SV Kapfenberg 	
Jens Grahl *		SC Paderborn 07 
Jukka Raitala *		CA Osasuna 	
Franco Zuculini *	Real Saragossa 	
Chinedu Obasi 	        FC Schalke 04 	           4.000.000 €
Dominik Kaiser 	        RB Leipzig 	             100.000 €
Denis Thomalla 	        TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II 
Gylfi Sigurdsson 	Tottenham Hotspur         10.000.000 €
Jukka Raitala 	        SC Heerenveen 		     800.000 €
Franco Zuculini 	Real Saragossa 	
Manuel Gulde 	        SC Paderborn 07 	
Peniel Mlapa 		Bor. M'gladbach 	   2.500.000 €
Andreas Ibertsberger 	(unknown)
Daniel Haas 	        1.FC Union Berlin 	
Tom Starke 	        FC Bayern München 	
Knowledge Musona *	FC Augsburg                  100.000 €
Wellington 	        (unknown)
Joseph-Claude Gyau *	FC St. Pauli 
Isaac Vorsah 	        Red Bull Salzburg 	   4.000.000 €
Ryan Babel 	        Ajax Amsterdam 
Edson Braafheid *	FC Twente Enschede 	
Srdjan Lakic *		VfL Wolfsburg

SC Freiburg -1.050.000 €

Grade: C

Freiburg has no money, so they didn’t really spend. The two players they paid for have already seen action. They didn’t have anyone really to sell.

Max Kruse 	        FC St. Pauli 	 	750.000 €
Marco Terrazzino 	Karlsruher SC 	
Christian Günter 	SC Freiburg U19 	
Erich Sautner 	        SC Freiburg II 	
Mounir Bouziane 	SC Freiburg II 	
Vegar Eggen Hedenstad 	Stabaek IF 	        500.000 €
Ezequiel Calvente *	Real Betis Sevilla 	
Christian Bickel *	Jahn Regensburg 	
Oliver Barth 	        VfR Aalen 	
Andreas Hinkel 	        (unknown)
Simon Brandstetter *	Karlsruher SC
Stefan Reisinger 	Fortuna Düsseldorf 	200.000 €
Erich Sautner *		Hallescher FC 	
Christian Bickel 	SC Freiburg II 
Michael Lumb *		Zenit St. Petersburg 	

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