According to SportBild, Eintracht Frankfurt have a transfer plan in place which they believe could earn them €230m from sales in the next couple of years.
With their squad planning, Frankfurt aim to sell players after three years at the latest. They have also begun to set an internal price tag for some of their players. Frankfurt aims to sell Willian Pacho, Hugo Larsson and Junior Dina Ebimbe for €40m each, while Paxten Aaronson and Farès Chaïbi have a price tag of at least €30m. This transfer model can be seen with two of Frankfurt’s major summer departures in Randal Kolo Muani (PSG) and Jesper Lindstrøm (Napoli).
Additionally, out of the current crop of players, Frankfurt only have one player on loan in Robin Koch but it is expected that he will join the club on a free when his Leeds contract expires.
Another aspect of their planning is that none of Frankfurt’s top players have a release clause in their contracts and all players under 30 have contracts with at least three years left. This means Frankfurt can avoid a similar situation to what they experienced with Daichi Kamada (Lazio) and Evan Ndicka (Napoli) who both left on free transfers in the summer.
Frankfurt then aim to use this money to invest in youth and women’s infrastructure at the club as well as into the men’s senior squad. The aim is to sign a new striker in the winter and Frankfurt have already begun scouting while they could also bring in a new centre-back with Anderlecht’s Zeno Debast an option.
GGFN | Jack Meenan