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The rumor mill about the transfers is already simmering, but many Bundesliga clubs have already tied down and published individual transfers. Which changes for the transfer summer 2023 are already fixed?

As every summer, in 2023 many Bundesliga clubs will have to strengthen themselves through transfers or compensate for the departures. If Christopher Nkunku joins Chelsea, who will replace him? Who will fill the gaps at Eintracht Frankfurt left by Evan Ndicka and Daichi Kamada?

SPOX shows you all transfers that have already been fixed and announced in the Bundesliga.

RB Leipzig

  • Benjamin Sesko, Red Bull Salzburg, 24 million euros
  • Nicolas Seiwald, Red Bull Salzburg, 20 million euros

The cup finalists from Leipzig have already struck twice at the sister club in Salzburg. With Benjamin Sesko comes a fast-paced centre-forward who is expected to be brought in to replace Christopher Nkunku, who is expected to join Chelsea.

Also becomes the defensive midfielder Nicholas Seiwald, a real Salzburg homegrown, make its way to Leipzig. He probably comes for Konrad Laimer, who will apparently leave Saxony for Bayern after his contract expires. However, he is not a one-to-one replacement, but rather a little more defensive – Xaver Schlager and Amadou Haidara may then fill the Laimer role in the future.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

  • Arthur, America Mineiro, 7 million euros
  • Alejandro Grimaldo, Benfica, free transfer

The Werkself have already strengthened themselves in both full-back positions. Last winter, Robin Gosens was in discussion for a long time, now the Spaniard has been signed on a free transfer Alejandro Grimaldo secured. The left defensive winger, trained at FC Barcelona, ​​scored 16 points in the league and seven more in the Champions League at Benfica last season.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah didn’t really hit the right defensive end, so the Brazilian top talent has now been reinforced Arthur by America Mineiro. Reported seven million Bayer Leverkusen can apparently cost the 20-year-old.

Eintracht Frankfurt

  • Willian Pacho, Royal Antwerp, €9m
  • Hugo Larsson, Malmo FF, €8m
  • Omar Marmoush, VfL Wolfsburg, free transfer

Eintracht Frankfurt started early. The SGE signed for Evan Ndicka, who was willing to emigrate Willian Pacho, also a left-footed, fast central defender from Royal Antwerp. The name William is in the official player pass, but he is probably called with an n at the end.

In addition, with Hugo Larson a central midfielder signed from Sweden. Allegedly, Eintracht transferred eight million euros for the 18-year-old top talent from Malmö FF. He is most at home in the eighth position. So you could see him as a Daichi Kamada successor. But it could also be that the SGE is preparing for a change from Djibril Sow, whose contract expires in 2024.

Also in the storm, the Adlerträger have already announced a new addition. Omar Marmoush will join on a free transfer from league rivals VfL Wolfsburg. The versatile attacker has consistently shown his potential with Wolves and is part of the extended squad that always plays – but he hasn’t been able to stay in the starting line-up for long.

VfL Wolfsburg

  • Cédric Zesiger, BSC Young Boys, 5 million euros

VfL Wolfsburg was understaffed in central defense last season – there were only three central defenders in the squad. In addition, emergency backup Josuha Guilavogui is leaving the club on a free transfer. With Cedric Zesiger the wolves have strengthened here early on. The 1.94 m tall defense cabinet is supposed to keep the store tight.

Borussia Monchengladbach

  • Lukas Ullrich, Hertha BSC, free transfer
  • Grant-Leon Ranos, Bayern Munich II, free transfer

Due to a lack of money, Borussia Mönchengladbach cannot make any huge leaps. Sports director Roland Virkus limited himself to small transfers in addition to the permanent commitment of loan six Julian Weigl: Hertha talent Luke Ullrich follows his former teammate Luca Netz to Gladbach – both will occupy the left-back position after Ramy Bensebaini’s free transfer.

The foals have also signed the top scorer from Bayern Munich’s second team. With Grant Leon Ranos comes a storm talent that will probably need some time in the professional squad.

1. FC Cologne

  • Leart Paqarada, FC St. Pauli, free transfer

It is still unclear whether 1. FC Köln can sign players at all. The pronounced transfer ban has currently been lifted by the CAS until the appeal decision has been reached. There is currently no timetable for this.

However, if there is still no verdict on July 1, FC will hurry and quickly become a left-back Leart Paqarada register – this comes free of charge from FC St. Pauli. With Jonas Hector retiring, reinforcements are urgently needed at left back.

SV Werder Bremen

  • Dawid Kownacki, Fortuna Düsseldorf, free transfer

“I had offers from Union Berlin, FC Augsburg, 1. FC Köln and also from Hoffenheim,” explained Dawid Kownacki on Polish television Sportowy channel. But in the end, the Fortuna Düsseldorf striker decided to join Werder Bremen on a free transfer. The “feel good factor” in the conversation with head coach Ole Werner is said to have been the deciding factor. “We were on the same wavelength right away.”

VfL Bochum 1848

  • Noah Loosli, Grashoppers Zurich, free transfer
  • Felix Passlack, Borussia Dortmund, free transfer
  • Niclas Thiede, SC Verl, free transfer

VfL Bochum 1848 had borrowed three central defenders and one right-back from other teams for the 2022/23 season. These players are now returning to their home clubs and need to be replaced. Although it was announced that after the extension of FIFA’s special regulation on players in Russia, Ivan Ordets will be loaned again, but then two central defenders are still missing. For this, the VfL Noah Loosli Signed from Grashoppers Zurich – a 26-year-old central defender with a strong right foot.

As a replacement for right-back Saidy Janko, who also leaves, comes Felix Passlack from Borussia Dortmund. For the breadth in the goalkeeper position – a loan player goes here too – returns Nicholas Thiede a former homegrown Bochum player back to VfL. He was most recently the first-choice goalkeeper at SC Verl and kept his goal five times in 27 games.

SV Darmstadt 98

  • Fabian Nürnberger, 1.FC Nuremberg, free transfer
  • Andreas Müller, 1. FC Magdeburg, free transfer

A man from Nuremberg becomes a man from Darmstadt – the lilies have the polyvalent after the ascent Fabian Nuernberger obligated. The “Perfect Match” at 1. FC Nürnberg is over. The player has played as a left-back, left winger or central midfielder in the past.

There is also another former league competitor on the way to SV Darmstadt 98 in the control center: Andreas Mueller comes from 1. FC Magdeburg. Müller has been a regular at FCM for three years and played a major role in promotion – but in the 2nd Bundesliga he tore his syndesmosis ligament in February and missed the rest of the season.

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