Lukas Podolski visited his hometown club 1.FC Cologne on Thursday and became a lifelong member. Podolski has left Arsenal to join Galatasaray but his bonds to the club where he started his professional career are still strong.
"I heard that FC Cologne provides the opportunity to become a lifelong member and thought right away: That's awesome!" Podolski is quoted on the club's website.
To become a lifelong member of FC Cologne requires a lump sum payment of €1,984, referring to the club's...
Cologne have completed the signing of Milos Jojic from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund for a fee believed to be in the region of three million euros.
The Serbia international has signed a four-year contract with the Goats after failing to gain a regular starting berth in 18 months with Dortmund.
"Milos Jojic is a talented player who has already been able to measure himself up to the best in Europe and prove himself,'' said Cologne's general manager Jorg Schmadtke on his club's website.
Cologne have signed Germany under-21 international Dominique Heintz from second-tier club Kaiserslautern.
The 21-year-old is set to replace Tottenham signing Kevin Wimmer in the club's back four.
The Bundesliga club announced that Heintz has signed a three-year-deal with Cologne, who earlier this summer sold Austria international Wimmer to Spurs.
"We are convinced that we can together make the next steps in his development," the club's sporting executive Jorg Schmadtke said of the 21-year-old left-footed...
Tottenham Hotspur have announced the signing of defender Kevin Wimmer from Cologne.
Wimmer, 22, made 32 Bundesliga appearances this season, as Cologne finished 12th in the table, with the fifth best defensive record in the division.
The Austria centre-back has signed a five-year contract at White Hart Lane, while his fee has not been disclosed.