By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Kicker Report: Alidou headed to Köln on loan after Frankfurt secure special clause

Stephan van Nocks of Germany's preeminent footballing publication reports that Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Köln have come to a complex agreement in the tangle over a loan deal for attacker Faride Alidou. 
FC Köln's search for immediate attacking assistance led the cathedral city side to seek a loan arrangement from Rhein-River neighbors. The Effzeh have been rumored to have been seeking to procure the services of German U21 striker Faride Alidou for the coming Bundesliga campaign. The deal has stalled over Köln's desire to have a purchase option incorporated into the deal.

After signing the former Hamburger SV forward on a free last year, Eintracht trainer Oliver Glasner mostly used Alidou in relief. The 22-year-old made 21 competitive appearances, however, and did score a goal in the Champions' League. The SGE were understandably not terribly interested in giving a Köln a chance to purchase one of their prospects.

Stephan van Nocks of Germany's Kicker Magazine now reports that the two clubs have solved the problem with a complex arrangement. Alidou will be loaned out to Köln with a purchase option, but Frankfurt will retain a buyback option that they may exercise if so desired. No word on the actual figures is available yet, but details are expected to made clear once the deal is confirmed.

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