VfB made between 45 and 50 million euros lousy in the past season because of the consequences of the pandemic. Stuttgart’s sports director Sven Mislintat (48) now has to plug the corona hole, at least partially.
His summer mission is: generate a generous transfer surplus! At least one top player, but more likely two stars, will have to let the previous year’s climber go with appropriate offers.
Mislintat: “We would like to keep everyone. But that is not the economic reality. Corona has created holes everywhere. If you have the feeling that you can quickly compensate for the financial losses and put your club back on very healthy feet in these difficult times, then we will act. “
Means: With a heavy heart, VfB will part with players who have given so much joy in the past season. The fans must now tremble for these stars …
► Sasa Kalajdzic (23 / contract until 2023): The Ösi is Stuttgart’s top scorer (16 stalls), he leaves his future open: “It may be that something will happen, but maybe I’ll continue to play at VfB, I’m there i relaxed. I do not know what will be. I can’t judge it, it’s speculation, ”said the striker to Sky Austria.
► Gregor Kobel (23 / contract until 2024): Much indicates a change, BVB and a top club from the Premier League want the keeper. Its market value: 15 million euros.
► Nicolas Gonzalez (23 / contract until 2024): The Argentine, who only played one half in the last four months due to injuries, can play himself in focus at the Copa America. However, in contrast to the two previous years, he has not entered a change request.
► Wataru Endo (28/2024): He should be on the list of several larger clubs. Advantage VfB: Endo feels at home with his family in Stuttgart.
And then there is the biggest misunderstanding of the last ten years: Pablo Maffeo (23). In 2018 he came for a € 9 million transfer fee – and flopped. For two years it has been on loan for little money. Now VfB is hoping for a lucrative sale.
The problem: Maffeo has been relegated with the Spanish first division club Huesca, Huesca will not want to afford the purchase option of 5 million euros. After all: The league seventh Villareal should be interested.
Mislintats on his saving mission: “We have to see that we can get the same good quality for less money. That’s my job too, that’s what I get paid for. “