Transfer window closes with…

Borussia Dortmund sent Mohamed Zidan back to Mainz for 400,000 euros. Zidan wasn’t playing at all, so why not? The Neons also told Damien Le Tallec to piss off to Nantes, no cost.

Bayer Leverkusen got themselves a big fish, Croatian right-back Verdan Corluka (25) from Tottenham. Spurs paid almost 14 million euros for him back in 2009. The Aspirins get him on a 6 month loan.

As expected, VfB Stuttgart dumped Russian forward Pavel Pogrebnyak, but only got 500,000 euros from Fulham. Considering that Stuttgart had paid almost 10 times that much, a surprisingly good piece of business for the English side: even if PP continues to suck, Fulham was able to dump forward Bobby Zamora, so now they have a striker that can miss sitters at a more reasonable cost…

Werder Bremen signed Austrian midfielder Zlatko Juzunovic for 800,000 from Austria Wien. Not sure how this makes Werder any better. Maybe they were just nostalgic for Bruno Pezzey…

It was pretty clear that Felix Magath would have to dump some players. Wolfsburg paid some 30 million during winter, and the squad was so big that Magath would have to take off his shoes and socks (and maybe pants) and then stand in front of a mirror just to count his players. So striker Srjdan Lakic was loaned to Hoffenheim for nada, Korean midifielder Ja-Cheol Koo was loaned to Augsburg for 125,000 and defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos was banished to Sunderland for the rest of the season. BTW, Augsburg semi-legend Michael Thurk finally found a club, 3.Liga 1.FC Heidenheim picking him up on a free. With Augsburg sucking, it’s not impossible that the clubs could meet in the 2.Liga next season, that would be funny…

 

2 thoughts on “Transfer window closes with…

  1. Welcome back, John!
    Your updates are so much more succinct and entertaining than Kicker’s. And, with the newfangled comment feature, I’m excited to hear that there are others reading this! :-)

    • Thanks! Hopefully it will generate some good discussion on everybody’s favorite topic, Wuppertaler SV, err, I mean German football…

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