Kicker reports that RB Leipzig’s asking price for left-back Marcel Halstenberg is too much for Hannover 96 which has caused the move to stall.
Leipzig currently wants €1m for Halstenberg, whose contract expires next summer. However, this fee is too much for 2.Bundesliga side Hannover. The pending arrival of El Chadaille Bitshiabu may help Hannover lower the price as Halstenberg will likely become surplus to requirements.
Halstenberg wants to return to his hometown team and is willing to give up most of his current salary. Once an agreement on the fee has been reached then Halstenberg is free to return home.
The 31-year-old never played for the senior Hannover team, in 2011 Halstenberg left the second team to join the second team of Borussia Dortmund. Before joining Leipzig, the defender would spend two years at St Pauli before joining Leipzig in 2015 for €3.5m in what would be their promotion-clinching season in the 2.Bundesliga.
GGFN | Jack Meenan