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Hamburg Ordered To Sell To Saints
Thursday, 26th Jul 2018 10:23

According to reports in the German media Hamburg SV have been ordered by one of their investors to sell one of their star players to Saints in order to repay an outstanding loan to them.

Saints & Hamburg have longstanding connections, back in 1980 Saints signed then European Footballer of the year Kevin Keegan from the German club in a deal that would be equivalent to us now signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.

We also met them in the 1984/85 UEFA cup losing in Germany after a draw at the Dell.

Now Saints are linked with Hamburg again as they look to be forced to sell players after suffering relegation from the Bundesliga for the first time in their history.

Two years ago Hamburg investor Klaus-Michael Kuhne loaned the club 12 million euros to sign Filip Costic and now after relegation he wants repayment of that loan and according to the German media he has instructed them to sell the player in this transfer window to Saints who have reportably bid 14 million euros.

Hamburg who are keen to keep their squad intact for a swift return to the German top flight are said to be hoping to persuade Kuhne to hold fire but so far he is insistent that Kostic is sold and the loan repaid, Valencia and Sporting Lisbon are also said to be interested.

Kostic who is Hamburg's mos expensive signing can play up front although he is primarily used as a left winger and in 61 Bundesliga appearances for the club has scored 9 times.

He has 26 caps for Serbia and played in all three of their group stage matches at the World Cup.

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KriSaint added 20:25 - Jul 26
The prize doesn´t soud very scary - in this day and age. We need attacking players badly.
For the second season in a row our strikers are mainly:


I like them, but they just don´t produce enough fire power - unless the support from new players Armstrong and Elouinouissi shows to be just what they needed for help.

BaselSaint added 12:33 - Jul 27
Redmond still here.

underweststand added 15:49 - Jul 27
The guy who loaned them a lot of money wants it back.

The club will be forced to sell the player in order to do that, but whether he stays in Germany or moves to the Prem. is a more open question,
However, 14 million sounds good chunk of money (even in Euros) for a player who hasn't hit the heights in a relegated club.
If he's another Tadic (?) ..let's remember that Dusan wasn't M.O.M. very often either.

KriSaint added 16:15 - Jul 27
Let´s move for Danny Welbeck. Playing with less pressure on him outside the top six could help him produce, and I think he will settle in well with us.
He is a decent all-round striker.
Honestly - have we been linked with anyone better?
We need a new bl**dy striker. Get it done Saints, PLEASE.

darthvader added 09:57 - Jul 28
Yes to welbeck or even that polish guy who played for fulham last season

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