By Eike Zwicker
The new season has been just two weeks on and some clubs need to improve their team, perhaps due to a bad start (Schalke 04, VFB Stuttgart) or injury problems (Hannover 96). The following article points out the latest major summer transfers of the Bundesliga.
- 1. Schalke 04 signs up Klaas Jan Huntelaar (photo)
The German club pays 14 Million € to AC Milan for the Dutch striker. Since he left Amsterdam, the 27-year-old Dutchman failed to convince his new clubs, first in Madrid then in Milan.
- 2. Schalke 04 signs up José Manuel Jurado
The Spanish midfielder costs approximately 13 Million € and is a further improvement for the struggling team. Jurado played all 38 games in the last season and won the Europe League with his former club Atletico Madrid.
- 3. VFB Stuttgart signs up Mauro Camoranesi
The former World Cup champion with Italy gets a one-year contract plus option and should improve the midfield of the Europe League member. Stuttgart transfers about 2 Million € to Juventus Turin.
- 4. Werder Bremen signs up Mikael Silvestre
Bremen gets a free agent to stabilize their weak defense. The former player of Manchester United and Arsenal London has joined Werder Bremen on a two-year contract.
- 5. 1899 Hoffenheim signs up Gylfi Sigurdsson
After Hoffenheim sold Carlos Eduardo for 20 € Million to Rubin Kazan, there is a free position for the Icelandic playmaker, who comes from FC Reading and costs 2 Million €.
Diego is back in the Bundesliga. After three successful years with Bremen, Wolfsburg is his second club in the German first division. Still on last Friday Dieter Hoeneß, manager of Wolfsburg presented the Brazilian midfielder, who costs about 16 Million € and comes from Juventus Turin.
- 7. Hannover 96 signs up DaMarcus Beasley
The former midfielder of Glasgow Rangers joins the successful squad of Hannover 96. Due to numerous injuries Glasgow did not offer a further contract, so that Beasley was a free agent during the summer and because of that possible for the poor club Hannover 96.
- 8. VFB Stuttgart signs up Mamadou Bah
The 22-year-old comes from Racing Strasburg and should improve the defensive midfield position. “He is a young talented player, and we hope to have more alternatives with him”, the manager of Stuttgart says.