Five players who want to leave

The teams in the Bundesliga have six more days to secure the players they want to be part of their squad until the winter break. However, several players are either considered dead wood by their clubs or want more playing time. Even though there hasn’t been an awful lot of movement on the transfer market over the last week or so, there are still some players who could be sold or loaned out by the clubs in the Bundesliga.

Here are five players who could make headlines by changing clubs in the not too distant future.

Jonathan Tah – Hamburger SV

There’s little doubt that the 18-year-old is among the most talented players at centre back in Germany right now. However, HSV do have Heiko Westermann, new Brazilian signing Cleber and Johan Djourou at their disposal. Tah is behind all those three players in the pecking order right now, which means that he won’t get an awful lot of playing if he would choose to stay at Hamburg right now. The Red Shorts have been in talks with Tah’s agency about a possible loan deal, which could see the player gathering some playing time at another club. If any Bundesliga, or high level Bundesliga 2, team needs to inject their central defence with a talented player Tah would certainly be an attractive target.

Christian Fuchs – Schalke 04

Sead Kolasinac’s ACL tare means that Schalke currently have no option, but to play Fuchs at left back. However, the Austrians contract is running out at the end of the season and Horst Heldt wouldn’t mind to get a decent size transfer fee into his coffers at the end of this transfer period. German international Benni Höwedes did well enough at left back during the World Cup and Dennis Aogo is slowly returning from injury, meaning that Schalke do have the means necessary to replace Kolasinac without Fuchs at the club. Premier League side Hull City have been negotiating terms with Fuchs for some time and they could make an offer in the not too distant future.

Ludovic Obraniak – Werder Bremen

The Polish international and the Green and Whites seemed like a good fit on paper when the player arrived from France last winter. Werder needed more firepower up top, and Obraniak was seemingly the playmaker Thomas Eichin and Robin Dutt had been looking for. However, after only 10 matches in the Bundesliga the 29-year-old has stated that he would like more playing time or alternatively leave the club. The board at Werder has denied Thomas Eichin funds to sign more players, but given the club’s financial constraints the higher ups wouldn’t mind to cash on a player warming the bench. If a decent offer comes in, Obraniak is more than likely to be shown the door after only 8 months at the club.

Fallou Diagné – SC Freiburg

Marc-Oliver Kempf and Marc Torrejon have been signed to stabilise the defence alongside Pavel Krmas, meaning that Diagne doesn’t feature in Christian Streich’s plans anymore. The defender stands now free to find a new club after 57 matches and 2 goals for the Breisgau Brazilians. French side Stade Rennais are believed to be interested in Diagné’s signature.

Felix Bastians – Hertha BSC

He was once touted as one of the most promising players on the left back position in Germany. However, Hertha are no longer interested in keeping Bastians at the club. The player has been moved to the club’s Under 23 side and is now currently on the lookout for a new club. Greek side AE Veria have made an offer for the left back, but Bastians doesn’t fancy to move to the Greek league according to kicker. Any club on the lookout for a decent last minute buy at left back would certainly look into signing Bastians, and that is what the former Young Boys Bern and SC Freiburg is currently hoping for.

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Niklas Wildhagen

Niklas is a 33-year-old football writer and podcaster who has been following the Bundesliga and German football since the early 90s. You can follow him on Twitter, @normusings, and listen to his opinions on @TalkingFussball.

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