Germany’s leading sports tabloid reports that Eintracht Frankfurt’s search for additional attacking aid results in a target within the Bundesliga.
|Ansgar Knauff.||Photo: Borussia Dortmund|
Germany’s Sport Bild cites his own internal sources to say that SGE sporting director Markus KrÃ¶sche has inquired about the possibility of securing a short-term loan from Dortmund’s Ansgar Knauff this winter. As of yet, there is no more concrete information on the status of a possible deal, which would make sense from both sides.
The overall development of 19-year-old Knauff as a player does not appear to match the needs of his current club. Knauff recently secured a promotion in the hierarchy of the German national team with a call-up to the U21s. The youngster has only made one relevant appearance in the league this year. Otherwise, Rose found no use in Knauff other than that of a late, time-killing submarine.
Frankfurt, meanwhile, continues to fight offensively in the league. In the batting corps, newcomers Sam Lammers and Rafael Santos BorrÃ© have each scored in the league. Schalke’s returning player GonÃ§alo Paciencia converted a penalty. Jens Petter Hauge and Filip Kostic scored two goals from midfield positions.
Under the guidance of interim coach Edin Terzic, Knauff put in a much more impactful performance last spring. Eintracht Frankfurt’s search for an additional striker during this winter’s transfer window will almost certainly take the form of a loan. The club appear determined to acquire Randal Kolo Muani in the offseason, but contractual obligations mean that deal will have to wait.