By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Waldschmidt set to join Köln, per Kicker

Kicker reports that Wolfsburg attacker Luca Waldschmidt is close to joining FC Köln.
FC Köln are said to be close to signing Luca Waldschmidt from Bundesliga rivals VfL Wolfsburg.

According to Kicker, negotiations for the 27-year-old forward are at an advanced stage.

A loan until the summer of 2024 is planned, after which "in the best case" a purchase option should kick in, which would tie Waldschmidt to Köln until 2027.

The flexible attacking player joined VfL almost two years ago from Benfica for a reported €12 million on a contract until 2025.

The 27-year-old only played around 500 minutes in the league last season and was last included in Niko Kovac's starting eleven in February.

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