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Follow Jacobs Nobile and Voland to Monaco
European Under-21 champion Ismael Jacobs has moved from Club 1. FC Köln to French club Ligue 1 AS Monaco. The 21-year-old winger meets former Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac, national player Kevin Voland and Bayern Munich goalkeeper, on loan from Alexander Nubel in the emirate. With Monaco, third in last season’s table, he was given a contract until 2026.
According to media reports, the transfer fee for the city of Cologne will reach eight million euros. In total, the left-footed player played 43 matches with FC in the German League. The domestic contract will expire on June 30, 2024. Jacobs is also on the German Olympic team for Tokyo.
Sinkgraven and Wendell competition: Leverkusen brought Bakker from Paris
Bayer Leverkusen has signed Dutch left-back Mitchell Packer from Paris Saint-Germain in the German League. As the club announced on Monday evening, the U21 international has signed a contract until 2025. According to information from the French newspaper L’Equipe, Paris Saint-Germain should have a buyback option for the 21-year-old. Nothing was known about the amount of the transfer fee.
Michel Bakker moved from Ajax Amsterdam to Paris two years ago. The previous year he played 40 official matches, but was often substituted after former Bayern Munich professional Juan Bernat recovered. Bayer already has two left-backs at Wendell and Daley Sinkgraven, but there have been rumors about Wendell’s transfer. “Mitchell was an important player for PSG, especially under coach Thomas Tuchel, and he will improve the quality of our team,” said Bayer sporting director Simon Rolfes.
Copa de Paul Cup winner joins Atlético
Spanish champion Atletico Madrid signed Argentine international Rodrigo de Paul. Atletico announced, on Monday, that it had reached an agreement with Italian club Udinese Calcio, regarding the transfer of the 27-year-old midfielder. DePaul will sign a five-year contract. At the moment, nothing is known about the amount of the transfer fee.
De Paul won the Copa America for Argentina on Saturday alongside superstar Lionel Messi. In the final match, Brazil was defeated 1-0 at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. It was the first major international title for the two-time world champion in 28 years. The last time Argentina won the Copa America was in 1993. In the tournament held in Brazil, the strong and technically savvy De Paul was one of the top performers in his team.
Badstuber moves to Lucerne
Former national player Holger Badstuber will move to FC Lucerne. The defender signed a one-year contract until June 30, 2022, the Swiss Cup winner announced on Monday. “FC Lucerne has made an ambitious impression on us and this is exactly the challenge I have been looking for at the current stage of my career,” 32-year-old Badstuber was quoted as saying. BILD had previously reported the upcoming commitment.
Badstuber’s contract with VfB Stuttgart expired after four years at the end of June. Last summer, the longtime professional Bayern Munich player was demoted from the Bundesliga to the regional league team with the Swabians. With Bayern, he previously won the German Championship six times, the DFB Cup four times and the European Champions League in 2013.