Felix Passlack and Borussia Dortmund will probably part ways in the summer. According to reports, 1. FC Köln have recently been trying hard for the all-rounder, whose contract with BVB expires at the end of June. However, there will probably not be a free transfer obligation due to the recently imposed transfer ban against Effzeh.
Felix Passlack was only allowed to play four times in the current season for the BVB professional team. Not enough for the demands of the 24-year-old, who has never progressed beyond the role of supplementary player at his training club. In between, he was awarded three times (TSG Hoffenheim, Norwich City, Fortuna Sittard).
Unsurprisingly, both sides have little interest in continuing to work together beyond the season. Since his working paper expires in less than three months, Passlack can already talk to interested clubs. According to “Sky” information, one of them was 1. FC Köln.
Talks between BVB professional Passlack and Cologne are on hold
Allegedly, the people from the Rhineland and the Dortmund native had “good talks” that could have ended in a signature. But then the transfer ban by FIFA intervened.
As of now, the Effzeh will not be allowed to sign any newcomers in the next two periods, as the club is said to have disregarded the rules when poaching the Slovenian striker Jaka Cuber Potocnik from Olimpija Ljubljana. The appeal process is ongoing, but could drag on for a while.
As long as the matter has not been clarified, the negotiations between Cologne and Passlack are also on hold. It is quite possible that the right-back will now look elsewhere. Another option is the top Danish club FC Copenhagen.