Hamburg investor Klaus-Michael Kuhne has said he was only willing to provide funds for the transfer of Andre Hahn if the club kept U.S. international Bobby Wood.
Wood, 24, had been linked with clubs including Leicester City, West Ham and Borussia Dortmund before signing a new contract with Hamburg until 2021 in June, reportedly doubling his annual salary to around €3 million in the process.
Speaking to Sky, local billionaire Kuhne confirmed he played a role in Hamburg's dealings this summer,...
Halfway into the first 45 minutes of Schalke 04's opening home game, stadium announcer Dirk Oberschulte-Beckmann addressed the crowd with an urgent message: somebody had left their automobile improperly placed in the car park. "Listen matey, I don't know what's up with you," Oberschulte-Beckmann said in the typically blunt language of the Ruhr area. "The motor's still on, the key is in the ignition. Get in touch with us!" The whole Veltins-Arena was in stitches.