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.
|Faride Alidou.||Photo: Hamburger SV|
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.