1. FC Köln: Ellyes Skhiri reveals: The truth about the failed Milan transfer


His non-change kept Cologne busy all summer …

For months, Ellyes Skhiri (26) was FC’s hottest sales candidate. The Tunisian wanted to play internationally. The club cushion the massive corona losses with additional millions in income. In the end, however, the hoped-for deal fell through in the transfer final.

Now Cologne’s clearer speaks. The truth about the broken Milan transfer!

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Skhiri to BILD: “I’m not disappointed that it didn’t work out. My advisor has had various conversations. There was interest from various clubs. But in the end no club was ready to pay a transfer fee this summer that the club had in mind. “



Ellyes Skhiri in conversation with BILDPhoto: Andreas Pohl

► Cologne demanded 15 million euros for Skhiri. Above all, AC Milan with club legend Paolo Maldini (53) made an effort and went very far in talks with Skhiri’s advisors. In the end, however, the Italians opted for a cheaper transfer option.

Skhiri handles it just as professionally as he did with gum poker.

“I have always said that I am happy here and would like to stay. My girlfriend and I feel very much at home in Cologne. I have a good relationship with the coach, my teammates and the fans. As long as I’m here, I’ll help FC and the team, ”said the Tunisian.

According to BILD information, the change has only been postponed and a Skhiri exit is conceivable again even in winter.

Skhiri: “I cannot predict when and if there will be a change. The situation will definitely be clear next summer, because my contract will expire in 2023, so you will either be extended or switched. “

The transfer issue Skhiri occupies the FC even longer …

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