Eintracht Frankfurt chief hands Arsenal transfer blow amid interest in Andre Silva
Eintracht Frankfurt could have handed Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur a transfer blow after the latest comments from one of their executives over the club’s activity this summer.
The club’s chief financial officer Oliver Frankenbach has claimed that the Bundesliga outfit don’t need to sell any of their players.
Frankfurt will be playing Europa league football next year after enduring a sensational collapse in form towards the end of this campaign. The Germans lost three and won just two of their remaining six league games, finishing a point behind Wolfsburg, who snatched the last Champions League spot.
When speaking about interest in some of the club’s players, Frankenbach said: “Silva is definitely one of the hottest strikers in the European market. (But) we don’t have to sell a player.”
Expensive transfer: Comments suggest Frankfurt will be chasing huge fees
After Frankfurt’s collapse in the race for Champions League football, there could be an easier chance at signing some of their in-demand stars for Arsenal and Tottenham.
If the Bundesliga outfit were in Europe’s elite competition next season, many of their squad would probably have remained at the club.
The recent comments from their chief financial officer may have boosted the value of the likes of Silva and Kamada by an extra £5m or so, given how persistent the Eagles seem in retaining their star men.
It’s clear from Frankenbach’s quotes that whilst the club may be in a position where they don’t have to sell, astronomical bids could well do the trick. Past sales of the likes of Sebastien Haller, Ante Rebic and Luka Jovic suggest that the right fee will entice the outfit into selling their assets.
However, the problem for both Arsenal and Tottenham is that it will take a monstrous bid to even get Eintracht Frankfurt interested in doing business for some of their sought-after stars.
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