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This article provides a list of the latest Bundesliga transfer news and rumours in January 2021. Stay tuned for more updates.

Bundesliga is one of the top four football leagues in the world. German football always welcomes young talent, but there is no reason not to attract big stars. In the Bundesliga, there is usually no news of paying exorbitant fees to buy a player. With the impact that Covid-19 has had on the football economy, clubs are involving in transfers more carefully and thoughtfully.

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Here is Bundesliga January transfer news of 2021:

Winter transfer opens up while Bayern Munich is on the lead. Dortmund is in crisis and in fifth place and eight points behind Bayern. Leverkusen and Leipzig are in second and third place.

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Dominik Szoboszlai

The first arrival for Nagelsmann's team comes from

Red Bull Salzburg

in the

Bundesliga winter transfer window of 2021

. Twenty years old Hungarian midfielder signed a 4.5-year contract with

Leipzig

until June 2025. After interesting performances in Austrian football, he is going to pursue his career wearing the number 17 Leipzig jersey.

Szoboszlai

can play as a central or attacking midfielder and when playing on the left side of the pitch, his crossing skills are useful.

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David Alaba

One of the

latest Bundesliga transfer news and rumours

is about Alaba.

Bayern Munich

's Austrian defender

David Alaba

has refused to extend his contract with the Bavarians. According to AS, the disagreement with Bayern Munich, that is, David Alaba can negotiate freely with any team from January 1.

Real Madrid

is one of the teams that have a great chance to hire this Austrian defender.

Rumors of Alaba has become more serious after he got the green light from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, and it seems that he should think about his future team from now on. In one of the

Bundesliga

January transfer window news of 2021, Rummenigge said: "Bayern Munich did everything they could to reach an agreement with David Alaba. We had many conversations, but we wanted the final answer by the end of October. This did not happen and I do not know whether we will continue to negotiate or not. Our offer showed how much we value him, but he did not agree. Transfer to Real Madrid? I do not care about rumors; he has been free to negotiate with any team since January."

In

Bundesliga transfer rumours of 2021

,

Manchester United

and

Manchester City

are the teams pursuing David Alaba, but they have not officially negotiated with the Austrian football man of the year yet.

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Dortmund

's 20-year-old English winger,

Jadon Sancho

, has long been in the spotlight at Manchester United. In the

Bundesliga latest transfer news of 2021

, the Red Devils tried to sign the young winger in the summer. Manchester United is unlikely to lure Sancho in January.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Watzke and Zorc are confident they can keep Jadon Sancho during the Bundesliga winter transfer window of 2021. The German club has no plans to sell its players in January or in the middle of the season. Sancho's transfer story is expected to lead to the next summer unless Manchester United make a record-breaking offer to sign him, which the Red Devils are unlikely to do.

The return of Jadon Sancho from bees to England is very probable according to Fabrizio Romano. On a podcast, he talks about the future of Dortmund young star Jadon Sancho and says:

" I think he will leave Dortmund next summer. I expect Sancho to return to the English Premier League. Teams like Liverpool, 

Chelsea

 and many other clubs are monitoring his situation and at this point, the clubs have to compete for him. We have to see if Manchester United are willing to pay 120 million euros to sign Sancho this time around, as other clubs have joined the race to sign him."

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Weston McKennie

In the 

Bundesliga January transfer window 2021

Weston McKennie

's contract with Juventus becomes permanent. American 22 years old Midfielder joined Juventus from 

Schalke

 on loan in the summer of 2020 for 4.5 million euros. 

Juventus

 is satisfied with the performance of this player and intends to activate his purchase clause.

Quoted from Romeo Agresti, Juventus will no doubt activate the €18.5 million buyout clause in Weston McKennie’s contract. So, his transfer fee will be a total of 23 million euros. The €7 million bonus clause is also mentioned in the agreement between Juventus and Schalke.

Ozan Kabak

One of the Bundesliga January transfer news of 2021 is about 

Ozan Kabak

. Schalke is looking to sell Ozan Kabak for €25 million to improve their financial situation. On the other hand, Liverpool wants to add a new defender to their squad in January to cover Jurgen Klopp's only weakness.

As one of the 

Bundesliga January 2021 transfer window live updates

 and According to Mark Behrenberk from Sky Germany, Liverpool is considering the exchange of 

Divock Origi

 with Ozan Kabak, the young Schalke defender, and will start negotiations in this regard soon. Origi is not being played much by the club this season, and given the long-term injuries of 

Joe Gomez

 and 

Virgil van Dijk

, they plan to use the origins of 20-year-old Schalke defender Kabak.

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Loris Karius

Loris Karius

, the 27-year-old German goalkeeper of Liverpool, joined 

Union Berlin

 on loan last summer and has not been in Union's goal for even a minute. According to Kicker, the German goalkeeper has not played in any matches for the club since Karius joined the Union Berlin. As a result, there is a possibility that the loan deal will end early and Karius will return to Liverpool in the Bundesliga January transfer window 2021. Karius has a contract with the Reds until 2022, and if he returns to Liverpool, he will still have no place in the squad and will have to look to join another club.

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Bas Dost

In the

 Bundesliga January transfer done deals in 2021

Bas Dost 

has left Germany for Belgian football. With the approval of the 

Club Brugge

 website, 31 years old Dutch striker officially joined the Club Brugge KV.

Bas Dost left 

Eintracht Frankfurt

 with a transfer fee of four million Euros and signed a one and a half year contract with this Belgian team. Bas Dost has played 18 times for the Dutch national team. He has played for 

SC Heerenveen

Wolfsburg

, Sporting Lisbon, and Frankfurt, and has scored 233 goals in 450 games throughout his club career. In 2014–15 Bundesliga he scored 16 goals in 21 matches and Kicker included him in the team of the season.

Marcel Sabitzer

In the Bundesliga latest transfer news of 2021, Tottenham is willing to sign 26-year-old Leipzig midfielder 

Marcel Sabitzer

. Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Marcel Sabitzer and the player is also interested in joining Tottenham, according to fans. Sabitzer currently earns the highest salary in 

Leipzig

, with an annual salary of €6 million. Sabitzer has a contract with Leipzig until 2022 and the team will not be able to increase the player's salary.

Tottenham will have to pay around €50 million to sign him, and he hopes the money will be covered by the transfer fee for 

Tanguy Ndombele

's departure.

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Julian Brandt

Dortmund's 24-year-old German attacking midfielder 

Julian Brandt

 has been linked to 

Arsenal

. According to the Athletic, Arsenal is facing a scoring problem this season and has scored only 15 goals in 15 matches. The bosses of this team are looking to strengthen their offensive line. Last summer, 

Lyon

's 

Houssem Aouar

 came to the attention of the Gunners, but Lyon refused to sell their attacking midfielder. 

Julian Brandt is now being considered by Arsenal and it is possible Gunners will try to sign him in the Bundesliga January transfer window 2021. Unlike last season, Brandt's performance has declined this season, scoring just one goal and one assist in 22 games. Brandt has a contract with Dortmund until 2024. Arsenal will have to pay around €35 million to bring Brandt to London.

 

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Folarin Balogun

Arsenal striker 19-year-old 

Folarin Balogun

 will end his contract with the club at the end of this season. As one of the latest Bundesliga transfer news and rumours and according to Kicker, Liverpool is keen to sign Folarin Balogun, the young phenomenon at Arsenal, but Stuttgart have also expressed interest in signing Folarin Balogun and the club's leaders are ready to compete with Liverpool for him. 

Stuttgart

 bosses are hoping that former Arsenal talent manager Sven Mislintat, who has worked with Balogun, can persuade the English striker to join the club. Sven Mislintat currently serves as sporting director at the VfB Stuttgart. Balogun has four appearances in UEFA Europa League as a substitute and he scored two goals.

Christopher Nkunku

Leipzig's French midfielder 

Christopher Nkunku

 has been linked with a move for Arsenal. However, as Leipzig are competing for the Bundesliga title, Arsenal will have very little chance of signing Christopher Nkunku. Nkunku has played in 16 games in all competitions for Leipzig, scoring four goals and three assists. He joined RB Leipzig from 

Paris Saint-Germain

 in the summer of 2019 for 13 million euros, but now his value has almost doubled. Nkunku has a contract with the German team until 2024.

Jamal Musiala

17-year-old English attacking midfielder 

Jamal Musiala

 has a contract with Bayern Munich until 2022, while he has been considered by many clubs. According to Goal, 

Bayern Munich 

has started negotiations to extend the contract of Jamal Musiala, but the leaders of this team are under pressure to extend the contract of their young midfielder because several English clubs are monitoring his condition. The Bavarians have offered him a £100,000 weekly salary to extend his young midfield. Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool are monitoring Musiala. 

Joshua Zirkzee

Joshua Zirkzee is one of Eintracht Frankfurt's options to replace Bas Dost. The 19-year-old Dutch striker from Bayern Munich, who does not get a chance to play in this team, has been noticed by Frankfurt. 

According to Frankfurter Allgemeine following the departure of Bas Dost from Eintracht Frankfurt and his transfer to Club Brugge, the club are looking to find a replacement for him, with 

Joshua Zirkzee

 among Frankfurt's options. 

This season, Joshua Zirkzee has been out for a while due to the Corona virus and has made seven appearances for Bayern Munich in total and has only been played once.

Jayden Braaf

Dortmund has recruited young and talented players in recent years and is now looking to sign a Manchester City player. According to Bild Manchester City's Dutch winger 

Jayden Braaf 

has been linked with a move to Dortmund. 

Dortmund is set to sign the player next summer for between €8 million and €10 million. An agreement has not yet been reached between the two teams to transfer the 18-year-old player.

December 31

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Sead Kolašinac

One of the first Bundesliga January signings of 2021 is Kolašinac. In one of the biggest 

Bundesliga January transfer window news of 2021

, Arsenal's Bosnian left-back, 

Sead Kolašinac 

will play for 

Schalke

 again.

With the announcement of Arsenal, Sead Kolašinac joined Schalke on a six-month loan deal until the end of the 2020–21 season. The left-back did not have a chance to play at Arsenal and returned to Schalke and the Bundesliga to play continuously. 

With the announcement of Schalke, Kolašinac will wear the number 20 jersey of this team. The 27-year-old, who joined Arsenal on a free transfer, has agreed to waive part of his salary to facilitate the transfer process. Schalke's previous attempts to bring him back were unsuccessful, but this time the transfer was made.

Krzysztof Piątek

In Bundesliga January 2021 transfer window live update, 

Hertha Berlin'

s Polish striker, 

Krzysztof Piątek

 is close to returning to 

Genoa

. According to Tuttosport, Hertha Berlin's Polish striker Krzysztof Piątek is on the verge of returning to Genoa. The two clubs are working on the details of a deal that could be finalized soon. 

The Turin newspaper even claims that Piątek will most likely take part in Genoa medical tests tomorrow. Genoa are set to pay release clause fee for the 25-year-old striker to Hertha Berlin and the right to buy will become mandatory if the Italian team survives in Serie A. Piątek was in Genoa before moving to 

Milan

.

Luka Jovic

Luka Jovic

, the 23 years old Real Madrid striker, has not been able to secure a permanent place in Real Madrid's squad during his one and a half seasons with the team and has not met expectations. In one of the Bundesliga transfer rumours of 2021, there have been rumors about Jovic's departure from Real Madrid, one of which is the return of Eintracht Frankfurt on loan.

After the departure of Bas Dost, Eintracht Frankfurt is looking for a replacement in striker position, and Luka Jovic is a favorite option of the fans. Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter welcomes return of Luka Jovic to his team. In the Bundesliga January 2021 transfer window live update and According to AS, Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter said in response to the possibility of Luka Jovic returning to the team:

"Luka Jovic is getting very few minutes at Real Madrid and, surely, he would have nothing against returning to Frankfurt." However, it is not easy for Jovic to return to Frankfurt because his salary at

Real Madrid

is more than the German club can afford it.

David Alaba Update

 

 

In one of the latest

Bundesliga January transfer window news of 2021

, Several teams are inquiring about Bayern Munich's Austrian defender David Alaba, who will be released in the summer, but the destination is still unknown.

Marca reports that he will probably go to Spain and Real Madrid intends to reach an agreement with this defender in the coming days, as soon as the player has the opportunity to negotiate with other clubs. Alaba is also interested in moving to Spain and playing for Real Madrid. An agreement between Real Madrid and David Alaba may be announced in the coming weeks, but the Austrian defender will not be added to the Madrid squad until the summer of 2021. Other reports indicate that David Alaba is in a complicated situation.

According to Sky Sports Germany In the Bundesliga winter transfer window of 2021, Madrid's offer to the defender is said to be four years and includes a salary of 10 million euros per year. However, no official offer has been made by Los Blancos yet, and this team, like teams such as

Barcelona

,

Paris Saint-Germain

and a few English clubs, is just one of the teams that want Alaba, and negotiations will begin soon.

Julian Brandt Update

In one of the

Bundesliga January transfer news of 2021

, Michael Zorc the sporting director of Borussia Dortmund responded to rumors about Julian Brandt joining Arsenal. The Dortmund and the

German national team

's midfielder did not have a permanent place in Dortmund's squad for the 2020–21 season, and rumors have been circulating in recent days about his transfer to Arsenal, but Dortmund have denied the rumors.

Quoted by Christian Falk, Michael Zorc in response to recent Arsenal’s interest in Julian Brandt said: "I read that too, I can’t say more about it. there is nothing on the table, and not even in the fax machine."

Brandt has still three and a half years left on his Borussia Dortmund contract but Michael Zorc said about Brandt not being for sale. Brandt has three and a half years left on his Borussia Dortmund contract. Although Zorc denies formal negotiations, he does not take his player off the market.

January 7

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Omar Rekik

 

 

As one of the Bundesliga January transfer done deals in 2021, Arsenal confirmed signing Dutch-Tunisian talent Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin. The 19 year old defender is the younger brother of

Karim Rekik

, who also played for Hertha BSC and now is a defender in

Sevilla

Omar Rekik has caped for U18 Netherlands national team and U21 Tunisia national team as a center back. He has trained with his brother's former teams including Manchester City,

Marseille

, and

PSV Eindhoven

. After the departure of Karim from Hertha BSC it is time for Omar Rekik to have a new team. The transfer fee is reported around £1 million.

Kouadio Koné

Toulouse

French midfielder

Kouadio Koné

is likely to join

Borussia Mönchengladbach

in the Bundesliga latest transfer news of 2021. According to Fabrizio Romano, Mönchengladbach is on the verge of attracting 19 years old Toulouse midfielder Kouadio Koné. The German club's offer of €9 millions is to be accepted and there was no problem in the personal agreement. 

The final details between the two clubs are being finalized. AC Milan was another club wanting to hire Koné. Milan's offer to Toulouse was €5 million plus bonuses, but the French club demanded more for him. 

Mohamed Simakan

RB Leipzig and AC Milan are two teams wanting to sign

Mohamed Simakan

in the Bundesliga transfer rumours of 2021. RB Leipzig is interested in signing born in 2000

Strasbourg

defender Mohamed Simakan in January 2021, according to Sky.

RMC Sport also confirmed the interest of Milan and Leipzig and reported that Strasbourg will not oppose Simakan's separation if a suitable offer is received. However, despite the offer of the Italian club, which reaches a maximum of 15 million euros with bonuses, distance remains between Strasbourg and Milan.

Milan wants to add Simakan to their squad in January, while Leipzig's goal is to allow him to continue playing for Strasbourg until the end of the season. 

Dayot Upamecano

is likely to leave in the summer, and Leipzig has identified Simakan as his successor. The German club has not yet made an offer to Strasbourg but is aware of his price. But the important thing is that Leipzig was able to convince this player.

Javi Martínez

According to Sky, Hasan Salihamidžić, a member of the executive board of Bayern Munich, was asked about the team's activities in the winter transfer window, and he replied:

"We will not have any activity in transfers. We have a very well-equipped team and we have many options. We know how difficult the financial situation is for all the clubs in the world. Separation of some players in January? There is a long time left until the end of the winter transfer window. We will see what happens. We are not under pressure to sell any player. "

Bayern have no plans to sign a player, but David Alaba and Javi Martínez are likely to leave the club. Bayern would like to sell the Spanish player in January if they receive an offer for

Javier Martínez

. However, at the moment only Chinese teams are interested in Javi Martínez. Javi Martínez has only played around 600 minutes for Bayern Munich in all games of the 2020–20 season.

Mattéo Guendouzi

Arsenal midfielder 

Mattéo Guendouzi

, 21 years old French midfielder who joined Hertha Berlin on loan on the final day of the 2020 summer transfer window, could return to the London club. According to Bild, Hertha Berlin expect Arsenal to recall and return Mattéo Guendouzi in January. With just 18 months left in the French midfielder's contract with the Gunners, his future is in limbo. After returning to Arsenal, Guendouzi could rejoin another club on loan or leave the club permanently.

January 12

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Luka Jovic Update

Fredi Bobic, the sporting director of Eintracht Frankfurt has confirmed that the striker is on the verge of being re-signed on a loan deal with just a few things left to be sorted out. Luca Jovic has now been cast aside by Zinedine Zidane, having struggled since he was signed from Frankfurt 18 month ago for an initial fee of 65 million euros. He has been on the pitch for only five games so far this season, starting in three and failing to register a single goal contribution. So, a return to the club may be ideal.

Frankfurt should be the perfect destination for Luca Jovic to reignite himself after such a disastrous spell with Real Madrid, he could provide the firepower they need to push up from ninth in the Bundesliga table.

Omar Richards

According to The Guardian, the

Reading F.C.

left back,

Omar Richards

, is expected to sign a pre contract with Bayern Munich and will join the Bavarians in July. He has been one of the Reading’s stars in the

Championship

this season and will be out of contract in June. There have been some reports that he was close to agreeing a new deal at the Madejski stadium, but his representatives have held talks with Bayern Munich.

Omar Richards is in line to sign a three year contract with Bundesliga champions despite reported interest from

Everton

and

West Ham

. With David Alaba and

Jerome Boateng

both with uncertain futures, the club could be preparing plans for its back line. It also would be another free contract for Bayern.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Manchester United defender

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

has agreed a three year contract with

Bayern Leverkusen

. The 23 year old has been in a struggle with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and now is considered surplus at Old Trafford. It has been reported that Fosu-Mensah arrived in Germany on January 12 and will Undergo a medical after quarantining ahead of the completing a move that will be worth around 1.8 million euros.

Since joining the Red Devils from

Ajax

in 2014, he has been on the pitch only 30 times and during the 2020–21 season he has only made three appearances for Manchester United. Timothy Fosu-Mensah has also had spells on loan at

Crystal Palace

and

Fulham

, so his move to Bayer Leverkusen could help him to show his abilities more on the pitch.  

Leon Dajaku

Bayern Munich II

 forward Leon Dajaku could soon be on his way to Berlin. According to Bild and Sport1, Union Berlin is interested in signing the forward after efforts to sign other candidates have fallen through.

Leon Dajaku

 typically plays on the left wing and has scored three goals and one assist in 14 games for Bayern II. Since starting the 2020–21 season, he only played 29 minutes for the first team in the DFB-Pokal. Head coach Hansi Flick has not given him a chance at more game time, but he has trained regularly with the pro team. He is under contract until 2023, so it is likely that Union Berlin will seek a long term loan.

January 14

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Luca Jovic

Real Madrid forward, Luka Jovic, is returned to former club Eintracht Frankfurt on a short term loan transfer. After a poor spell at the Spanish team, now Jovic has a chance to show he's worthy of his €60m move, and become a crucial player in next six months until the end of the season. He returns to the Bundesliga while in Madrid he made a mere five appearances this season and will hope to revive his fortunes with his former club. Real Madrid will hope the regular playing will help the forward improve his form and restore his confidence.

The German team are delighted to welcome Jovic back to the club. In his first three matches in Bundesliga, Jovic has scored 3 goals and seems promising. Eintracht was ninth on the table when before Jovic came back and now they are at 6th. His brace in debut match indicated that he is accepting the challenge. With

André Silva

on the line-up, Jovic operated like a second striker.

Christian Eriksen

Hertha Berlin seeks to strengthen itself to escape the fall, but Danish midfielder

Christian Eriksen

, Croatian winger 

Ivan Perišić

, and Swiss winger

Xherdan Shaqiri

are not interested in moving to Hertha Berlin. According to Sky, Hertha Berlin, which is ranked 14th in the Bundesliga table, is looking to strengthen itself in the last days of winter transfers by attracting an attacking player.

According to the report, they were interested in Ivan Perišić and Christian Eriksen, two

Inter Milan

players, as well as

Liverpool

's Xherdan Shaqiri, but all three rejected the German club's offers. In addition, the high salaries of these players, especially Eriksen, have been a barrier for Hertha. According to credible sources, Inter Milan is not willing to participate in the payment of Eriksen's salary, and any team that wants him on loan must pay his full salary.

January 16

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Leon Dajaku update

In one of the Bundesliga January signings of 2021,

Bayern II

forward, Leon Dajaku, transferred to Union Berlin on loan deal with option to buy. The 19 years old promising youngster is Union Berlin's first signing of the January window. A permanent deal is set with Union Berlin and it will have an option to buy the skilled talent.

In the current season of 3.Liga, Dajaku has played for Bayern II and scored 3 goals and provided one assist in 14 matches. Dajaku made his first team debut in a Bundesliga on 21 December 2019 in the 2–0 home win against

VfL Wolfsburg

. In his new team, he hopes to get more chance to be in the first team and gain good experience.

OGC Nice

,

FC Köln

, and AC Milan were also interested in German forward.

January 17

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David Abraham

Eintracht Frankfurt captain, David Abraham played his final Bundesliga game on Frankfurt’s 3-1 win over Schalke. He returned to his native Argentina to spend more time with his family. Matchday 16 of the 2020-21 season was Abraham’s 185th appearance in Bundesliga. His first Bundesliga debut was at

Hoffenheim

eight years ago. Before moving to Bundesliga, David Abraham played for Swiss giants

Basel

and two spells in La Liga teams,

Getafe

and

Gimnastic

.

His career begun in Independiente in Argentina and after two seasons he went to Europe. Abraham had 178 caps in all competitions as a Frankfurt player. The 34 years old defender scored five goals and assisted seven times. He inherited the captain’s armband from club legend Alexander Meier in 2017-18 season. Abraham joined his hometown team Huracán de Chabás.

Dayot Upamecano

Thomas Tuchel wants 

Chelsea FC

 to sign Dayot Upamecano. According to SportBild, Lampard’s replacement wants to make RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano his first signing at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool FC, Manchester United and Bayern Munich are other clubs inquiring about French defender. Upamecano is in Tuchel's wish list since he was Paris Saint-Germain manager. In Chelsea, Upamecano could be a perfect partner with 

Antonio Rudeiger

 in defense line. Chelsea in the previous transfer window signed two top German stars, 

Timo Werner

 and 

Kai Havertz

.

January 19

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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

In one of the Bundesliga January signings of 2021, the 37 years old Dutch striker

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

has returned to Schalke from Ajax. The Bundesliga club is currently at the bottom of the table and they're struggling to preserve their top-flight status. It is not going to be the first time that the veteran forward has played for the German side. He played for the club for seven seasons from 2010 to 2017, before his return to Netherlands. Huntelaar scored a total of 82 goals in 175 matches for Schalke in Bundesliga.

The German team have gained only one win in their last 31 matches. The former Real Madrid and AC Milan player is the second Schalke returnee in the January window after Sead Kolasinac and they hope to help Schalke remain in the Bundesliga. Huntelaar was once one of the best forwards in the Europe and despite being 37 years old, he has scored a total of seven goals in 11 league games in Dutch team.

Demarai Gray

Bayer Leverkusen have made a formal offer to

Leicester City

to sign

Demarai Gray

. According to Sky, Demarai Gray, a 24 years old Leicester City winger who has only played one Premier League game for the English team this season and has completely lost his place in the squad, has come to the attention of Bayer Leverkusen.

The German club are still trying to reach an agreement with Leicester City and it seems that they have sent an official offer to the current club and want to finalize the transfer this week. The transfer appears to cost around € 3 million. However, Marseille and

Benfica

are also interested in Demarai Gray. Gary has been in Leicester City since 2016 and has scored 13 goals and 17 assists in 169 games.

January 21

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Kouadio Konè update

In one of the Bundesliga January transfer done deals in 2021, Borussia Mönchengladbach have signed Kouadio Konè from French Ligue 2 side

Toulouse FC

. The 19 years old defensive midfielder has signed a contract with Borussia until 2025. Konè will remain in Toulouse on loan until the end of the season. Konè has 19 appearances in the Ligue 2 in the current season and scored one goal for Toulouse.

Kouadio Konè has Ivorian roots and he has 5 appearances for France U18 and 8 for France U19. He had his debut in the French top flight in the 2018-19 season of the Ligue 1. Milan,

Leeds United

and Manchester United were other teams linked to Konè. The transfer fee is reported to be around £8 million.

Jean-Philippe Mateta

Crystal Palace

have completed the loan signing of forward

Jean-Philippe Mateta

from

Mainz

on an 18-month deal and he is available for Crystal Palace against

Wolverhampton

Wanderers. Palace had been tracking the Frenchman since last summer and finally an agreement was sealed swiftly last week. The 23 years old French striker left Mainz on an 18 months loan with an obligation to buy.

Mateta's performances at

Le Havre

prompted Mainz 05 to make him their most expensive signing ever in June 2018. In the first Bundesliga season he scored 14 goals in 34 league appearances for the German club. Mateta didn't get much chances to play in the previous season. Mainz is struggling in relegation battle. They have earned only 10 points in 18 Bundesliga matches and 5 points behind Köln. Schalke is the only Bundesliga team that has the worst situation with three points behind Mainz at the bottom of the table.

January 25

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William

Schalke 04 have signed Brazilian right back William de Asevedo Furtado on loan from VfL Wolfsburg. William was born on 3 April 1995 in Pelotas. He started his career playing for

EC Juventude

from 2011-2012. Then he joined the Brazilian giant Internacional and in five years had 71 appearances.

After Internacional's relegation in 2016 he transferred to Germany and played for VfL Wolfsburg from 2017-2021. William has 71 appearances in Bundesliga matches wearing Wolfsburg's number 2 shirt and scored 3 goals. He has won the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Both clubs agreed to keep the details of the deal undisclosed. William will wear the number 13 shirt in Schalke.

Joshua Zirkzee update

Parma

is very optimistic about signing Joshua Zirkzee. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Bayern Munich's Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee seems to be approaching Parma. Parma, who are looking to sign a striker, are close to signing Joshua Zirkzee from Bayern Munich.

Parma offered the 19 years old striker a € 15 million loan deal. Although Bayern Munich have not yet expressed their firm satisfaction with the offer, contacts between the two clubs are positive and the parties are close to an agreement so that the deal can be finalized even tomorrow. Parma is optimistic about the transfer being finalized.

January 27

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Jeremie Frimpong

Jeremie Frimpong

has completed his move from

Celtic

to Bayer Leverkusen. Celtic receive £11.5m from this transfer and depending on the Frimpong and Leverkusen performances there will be bonuses added to the fee. Celtic singed Frimpong from Manchester City in September 2019 for £350k. Selling 20 years old talent made a huge profit for the Celtic. The match between Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig could be the debut for Frimpong.

Dutch right back has 36 appearances in Scottish Premiership and scored three goals. Jeremie Frimpong is the fourth most expensive sign out in Scottish football the same price

Southampton

paid for

Virgil van Dijk

. The German club confirmed that Frimpong had signed a four-year contract. Peter Bosz is also Dutch and it could be good news for the young talent.

Max Meyer

Max Meyer joined Köln from Crystal Palace. According to the official website of Köln, Max Meyer, the 25-year-old German midfielder of Crystal Palace, terminated his contract with the English club and joined Köln by signing a 6-month contract until the end of the season. Meyer has been with Crystal Palace since 2018 and has scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists in 56 appearances for the club. Meyer will wear number 13 in Köln.

January 29

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Tahith Chong

Tahith Chong has swapped

Werder Bremen

for Club Brugge in a loan move after Manchester United midfielder failed to make his mark during a frustrating Bundesliga spell. Manchester United Chong’s spell with Werder Bremen was cut short because he only had 13 appearances after joining them in the summer transfer window. The Holland U21 international, who has made 16 appearances for United will spend the rest of the season with the Belgian giants.

Chong

wrote on Twitter: 'It's been a pleasure to represent this club (Bremen) for the last few months. Even though it wasn't long, I learned a lot and I leave the club with some great memories and friendships.

At the age of 21, Chong was looking to impress Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the United staff during his loan spell. However, he started just four times for Bremen and scored one goal in the DFB Pokal Cup. As a result, Chong will join Club Brugge, who are comfortably leading the Belgian top-flight. 

January 31

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Demarai Gray Update

In the last days of the Bundesliga January transfer window of 2021, Bayer Leverkusen has completed the signing of Demarai Gray from Leicester City. The former England U21 winger has signed an 18-month deal and became the third signing in this window, following the arrivals of Timo Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United and Jeremie Frimpong from Celtic.

"It’s a fantastic opportunity to gain new experiences abroad with a very exciting club," he explained. "I really like German football, and Leverkusen’s attacking, aggressive and technical playing style suits me well. I can and want to develop and be successful here."

"Demarai Gray is a real bag of tricks, he’s a quick and direct winger who adds another string to our bow in the attack," said Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes. "He knows how to exploit his pace in one-on-one situations and has an eye for his teammates. Thanks to his Premier League experience, he can hit the ground running with us."

February 1

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Chris Richards

 

Bayern Munich’s American defender has been moved on a loan without an option to buy to TSG Hoffenheim. Richards has been touted as one of Bayern Munich’s brightest young players. At the start of the season, it looked like he might be in Bayern’s first team. However, in the past few months, Richards has rarely been used by Hansi Flick. The 20-year-old center back joined Hoffenheim for the rest of the season in order to try and get some consistent professional minutes under his belt.

"Chris is a good tackler and a very quick defender who has had playing time despite outstanding competition in the Bayern squad," said TSG director of football Alexander Rosen, who went on to describe Richards as an "important and valuable option in the center back position" considering the club's injury problems there.

"I'm looking to taking the next step in my development at Hoffenheim," Richards said. "It's important I now get more match practice in the Bundesliga. I've got big goals and would like to recommend myself further at Bayern."

Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal saw three big names leave the club on deadline day, including

Shkodran Mustafi

. Six months before the end of Mustafi’s contract, he agreed to move back to his homeland. He signed a 35 million pounds contract with Arsenal in 2016 from

Valencia

. Mustafi made just six appearances under Arteta this season.

Mustafi, who left Germany to join Everton in 2009 followed by spells at

Sampdoria

and Valencia, will make his Bundesliga debut at the bottom for a team with the worst defense in the league. Schalke has conceded 49 goals and has won just one of its 19 games.

Arsenal boss Arteta said: “Musti has been a key player for us for a long period of time. “He played a very important part in my first season as manager and I’d like to thank him for his professionalism and for always being ready when called upon. “Everybody at Arsenal wishes Musti well at Schalke.”

Ozan Kabak Update

In the last hours of the January transfer window, Liverpool has done a loan deal for Schalke defender, Ozan Kabak, with the potential to make the move permanent in the summer. Liverpool’s injury crisis at center back has seen them turn to the 20-year-old Turkey international. Kabak has also played for Galatasaray and VfB Stuttgart in his young career so far.

It’s been reported that the loan cost Liverpool one million pounds, and could rise up another 500k depending on how many appearances he makes for the team. Also, there is an option to buy, with the Reds able to make the move permanent for 18 million pounds plus add-ons.

Newcastle

had a deal agreed with Schalke to sign Ozan Kabak from Schalke before Liverpool hijacked the move, reports have claimed.

Paul Merson has questioned the move for Kabak, saying that his agent should be knighted for getting him the switch to the Premier League champions. ‘For me, I think they’ve brought these in, they are not expensive, they play the position. I mean, the lad at Schalke, honestly he cannot believe his luck,’ Merson told Sky Sports. ‘If you’re his agent you’d look to get knighted. ‘He’s going to the champions, they’ve [Schalke] won one game all season, they’re struggling at the bottom of the league. ‘I just don’t know [why they are buying him]. I honestly don’t know. That shocked me, that really shocked me.

Sami Khedira

 

Hertha Berlin has completed the transfer of Juventus midfielder, Sami Khedira. The former German international has joined the Bundesliga club after a five-year contract with Juventus. It’s been over 14 months since Sami Khedira last appeared in a game for Juventus. It’s been even longer since Khedira, once considered a key player in Juventus’ starting lineup that advanced to the second of two Champions League finals in the span of three years, was the player that first showed up in Turin.

Juventus announced that Khedira has terminated his contract, one that was set to expire at the end of the 2020-21 season, and it was by mutual consent so he can join Hertha Berlin on a free transfer after taking a medical with the club over the weekend. According to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio and German Kicker, Khedira has agreed to a contract with Hertha until 2023.

Currently, the club from Germany’s capital city are 15th in the table and are trying to avoid being put in a relegation position. By adding Khedira they will solidify a midfield that has largely underperformed so far this season. "I feel physically very good and I want to help the team and Hertha to be successful on a sporting level by using my experience," Khedira said in a statement.

Joshua Zirkzee Update 

Through a statement on their official website, Italian Serie A club Parma have confirmed the capture of Dutch-Nigerian striker Joshua Zirkzee. Parma indicated there is an option to buy, but there was no specific cost listed. It is expected that the specific purchase cost at the end of the loan agreement between the clubs could be worth €15 million. The deal itself is not exactly what Bayern Munich wanted. Finally, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano squeeze out even more of the finer details, including Bayern Munich reportedly set to receive 7.5% of any future sale of Zirkzee.

 The 19-year-old has registered 4 goals in seventeen first team appearances for the Bavarians, of which four were starts. Everton had considered the possibility of signing the Zirkzee before Parma won the race for his signature. A move seems to be the best thing for all parties involved. At one point both Everton and Juventus were linked to Zirkzee, but the Dutchman likely has a better chance to play at Parma, which is currently 19th in the Serie A table.

Arminia Bielefeld 

In

: Masaya Okugawa (Red Bull Salzburg, loan), Michel Vlap (Anderlecht, loan)

Out

: Brian Behrendt (Eintracht Braunschweig), Sebastian Müller (VfL Bochum, loan), Noel Niemann (Türkgücü München, loan)

Augsburg

In

: Laszlo Benes (Borussia Mönchengladbach, loan)

Out

: Felix Götze (Kaiserslautern, loan)

Bayer Leverkusen

In

: Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Manchester United), Jeremie Frimpong (Celtic), Demarai Gray (Leicester City)

Out

: -

Bayern Munich

In

: Sarpreet Singh (Nürnberg, end of loan)

Out

: Leon Dajaku (Union Berlin, loan), Chris Richards (Hoffenheim, loan), Angelo Stiller (Hoffenheim, from summer 2021), Joshua Zirkzee (Parma, loan)

Borussia Dortmund

In

: -

Out

: -

Borussia Mönchengladbach

In

: Kouadio Kone (Toulouse), Joe Scally (New York City FC), Hannes Wolf (RB Leipzig, loan deal made permanent)

Out

: Laszlo Benes (Augsburg, loan), Kouadio Kone (Toulouse, loan)

1. FC Köln

In

: Emmanuel Dennis (Brugge, loan), Max Meyer (free)

Out

: Christian Clemens (Darmstadt), Anthony Modeste (AS Saint-Etienne, loan), Frederik Sörensen (Pescara)

Eintracht Frankfurt

In

: Ali Akman (Bursaspor, from 2021/22), Luka Jovic (Real Madrid, loan)

Out

: David Abraham (retired), Marijan Cavar (Greuther Fürth), Danny da Costa (Mainz, loan), Bas Dost (Club Brugge), Dominik Kohr (Mainz, loan)

Freiburg SC

In

: -

Out

: Amir Abrashi (Basel, loan), Luca Itter (Greuther Fürth, loan)

Hertha Berlin

In

: Dennis Jastrzembski (Paderborn, end of loan), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Nemanja Radonjic (Marseille, loan)

Out

: Dennis Jastrzembski (Waldhof Mannheim, loan)

Hoffenheim

In

: David Otto (Heidenheim, end of loan), Chris Richards (Bayern Munich, loan), Georginio Rutter (Rennes), Angelo Stiller (Bayern Munich, from 2021/22)

Out

: Jacob Bruun Larsen (Anderlecht, loan), Klauss (Standard Liege, loan), David Otto (Jahn Regensburg, loan)

Mainz 05

In

: Danny da Costa (Eintracht Frankfurt, loan), Robert Glatzel (Cardiff City, loan), Dominik Kohr (Eintracht Frankfurt, loan)

Out

: Abass Issah (Twente, loan), Ji Dong-won (Eintracht Braunschweig, loan), Dimitri Lavalee (St. Truiden, loan), Aaron Martin (Celta Vigo, loan), Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace, loan)

RB Leipzig

In

: Dominik Szoboszlai (Red Bull Leipzig)

Out

: Dennis Borkowski (Nürnberg, loan), Eric Martel (Austria Vienna, loan), Hannes Wolf (Borussia Mönchengladbach, loan deal made permanent)

Schalke

In

: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal, loan), Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal), William (Wolfsburg, loan)

Out

: Vedad Ibisevic (released), Ozan Kabak (Liverpool, loan), Ahmed Kutucu (Heracles Almelo, loan), Rabbi Matondo (Stoke City, loan), Nick Taitague (released)

Union Berlin 

In

: Leon Dajaku (Bayern Munich, loan), Petar Musa (Slavia Prague, loan)

Out

: Lennart Moser (Klagenfurt, loan)

VfB Stuttgart

In

: -

Out

: Ailton (Midtjylland), Maxime Awoudja (Türkgücü Munich, loan)

Werder Bremen

In

: Luca Plogmann (SV Meppe, loan recall), Michael Zetterer (PEC Zwolle, loan recall)

Out

: Tahith Chong (Manchester United, end of loan), Stefanos Kapino (Sandhausen, loan)

Wolfsburg

In

: -

Out

: Felix Klaus (Fortuna Düsseldorf, loan), Yunus Malli (Tranzonspor), Omar Marmoush (St. Pauli, loan), William (Schalke, loan)


source: SportMob