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Media: Frankfurt in Cologne’s BVB flirt Skhiri out of the race


Borussia Dortmund, French clubs, clubs from the Premier League: the list of people interested in Ellyes Skhiri from 1. FC Köln is long. Eintracht Frankfurt has now apparently dropped out of the race for the alleged BVB flirt.

This is reported by “Bild”. Accordingly, the Hessians had shown interest in the 27-year-old midfield strategist in the meantime. However, this is currently no longer the case.

Instead, the tabloid speculates that Olympique Lyon and Olympique Marseille could try (again) for Skhiri.

1. FC Köln no longer has any hope that the top performer, whose contract expires in the summer, will stay. “I don’t see that. If the player says that at a crucial age in his career he wants to try to take the next step and play regularly internationally, then you have to accept that,” managing director Christian Keller recently told the “Kölnische Rundschau”. .

The fact that Skhiri is probably not drawn to Eintracht Frankfurt comes as a surprise to one or the other industry insider. At the beginning of February he had raved about the Europa League winner. “Frankfurt are playing very well this year, they are playing to reach the Champions League or the Europa League. Frankfurt could be a good project,” Skhiri said at the time.

1. FC Köln: BVB and Bayer Leverkusen also hot for Ellyes Skhiri?

In the Bundesliga, the Cologne native should not only be on the list at BVB, but also at the Rhenish Effzeh rival Bayer Leverkusen. There are also rumors about clubs from the English Premier League that are said to have put out feelers to Skhiri.

The Tunisian international switched from HSC Montpellier to 1. FC Köln in 2019 for six million euros. Since then he has played 127 competitive games (19 goals, eight assists) in the jersey with the Billy Goat on the chest.

Skhiri’s market value is currently estimated at around 13 million euros – a sum that is completely irrelevant for Cologne because of his contract situation.

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