Hannover 96 could make a move for Per Mertesacker

Hannover 96 sporting director Martin Bader has revealed that the club could make a move to sign Per Mertesacker next summer if they manage to secure promotion to the Bundesliga.

Mertesacker came through the youth ranks at Hannover before joining Werder Bremen and eventually securing a move to Arsenal in 2011.

“Everybody knows what Hannover mean to Per. Maybe we can make him enthusiastic about a return,” Bader told BILD.

“But re-signing Mertesacker is not our main priority at the moment. We are playing in the 2. Bundesliga right now and he is Arsenal’s captain.

“A lot of things will have to happen in order to make a return a realistic option. First of all, Hannover will have to return to the Bundesliga.

“A transfer is still far away now and it seems like a crazy thing to even discuss it. But anything can happen in football.”

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