Eintracht Frankfurt’s sporting director Markus Krösche does not plan on selling any key first-team players during the January transfer window, according to Frankfurter Rundschau.
Speaking during a press conference, the sporting director explained: “Basically, we don’t want to give away any players,” he continues: “perhaps there will be a loan from one or the other who hasn’t played much, but we won’t give away top performers.”
Even when it comes to dissatisfied players such as forward Rafael Borré, who may be tempted with a move away for more playing time, Krösche is in no mood to let him go. “Rafa knows that we want to keep him and not give him up. His advisors know that too,” the sporting director announced.
In the Bundesliga, Frankfurt are currently sitting in 4th position and aim on achieving another year in the Champions League. It’s clear that Krösche believes the current squad have what it takes to achieve this goal and he’ll do everything he can to keep them all together.
Krösche set out the club’s goals by saying: “Now we’re fourth and we want to defend that position. We want to show that we have taken the next step and learned from last year. We will be measured by that.”
When it comes to the players whose contracts are ending in the summer such as Daichi Kamada and Evan Ndicka, Krösche said: “We have control over a lot of players, but not some. That’s the way it is. But I don’t think there will be a major upheaval, we want to maintain continuity.”
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