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Top story: Clubs line up for Germany newcomers wunderkind
Ouedraogo is only 17, but already some of Europe’s biggest clubs are lining up for his signature.
Bayern Munich and AC Milan are among those who have already shown an interest in the Germany Under-17 international, who made 11 2. Bundesliga appearances this term, recording one goal and one assist. RB Leipzig have also been linked with a move for the teenager.
Regardless of the midfielder’s next destination, a winter move is unlikely due to his summer-only release clause. The clause would be around €15 million for German-based clubs Bayern and Leipzig, while around €20 million would be required for any club from abroad.
Even with all the talk surrounding his future, Wedraogo still hasn’t decided where he wants his next destination to be when he leaves the Veltins-Arena.
In the meantime, he will aim to keep Schalke in 2nd place. In the Bundesliga, the team is in 15th place with 13 points — A solitary point above the relegation play-off places.
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– Barcelona want to sign Benfica midfielder Florentino LuisSergio sees the 24-year-old as the perfect replacement for Busquets, according to Diario Sport. The Blaugrana will not be able to meet his €120m release clause, although they hope a deal worth €40m can be negotiated.
– Both Manchester United and Newcastle United are keeping tabs on the Lyon striker Ryan Cherky Ahead of a possible move in 2024, according to Football Insider. Both Premier League clubs are long-term admirers of the 20-year-old and feel they could have a chance to sign him when his contract expires in June 2025.
– Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to sign the Brentford midfielder Christian Norgaard In January, reports Football transfer, Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou praised the 29-year-old’s leadership qualities as well as his ability. The north London club are already eyeing the Gtech Community Stadium for their transfer activities, also showing an interest in the 27-year-old striker. Evan Toney.
– Douglas Costa Willing to take the minimum wage possible to play for Juventus for at least the next six months, report Calciomercato, who added that his contract could include performance, results or attendance bonuses. The 33-year-old winger has been a free agent since leaving the LA Galaxy and has received offers from Saudi Arabia but his mind is set. The Bianconeri again
– Frankfurt want to sign Viktoria Plzen striker Rafiu Durosinmi As a replacement for Randal Kolo Muanyi, who joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, reports Sky Sports Deutschland. Durosinmi, 20, is currently nursing a knee injury but is expected to be fit before January. He has recorded nine goals and six assists in 19 matches across all competitions this term.