Talks between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund over Ansgar Knauff to begin

Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund are to begin talks over the future of Ansgar Knauff with the players loan expiring in the summer, reports Bild

A decision between the two will likely be made by March or possibly April. Knauff wishes to see a clear path from both clubs and will make his decision depending on which path he prefers. A positive for Frankfurt is sporting director Markus Krösche has a good relationship with the player.

Dortmund would like the 21-year-old to return to the club in the summer however, in January they already signed a player that has a similar profile to Knauff in Julian Ryerson.

While Frankfurt are not willing to pay the current price of €10 million for Knauff as in the summer he will have a year left on his contract. The 21-year-old has also attracted interest from England but it is likely to be a two horse race between Frankfurt and Dortmund 

Knauff did not play at the weekend in Frankfurt’s 3-0 win against Hertha Berlin as Oliver Glasner opted for new signing Philipp Max and Aurélio Buta as Frankfurt’s attacking players whereas before Knauff had been a starter. 

GGFN | Jack Meenan

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