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Report:
Augsburg submit offer for HSV's Jatta

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Hamburg's "Abendblatt Zeitung" lists FC Augbsurg as one of two Bundesliga clubs concretely interested in acquiring HSV winger Bakery Jatta.
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HSV attacker Bakery Jatta - amid negotiations with his current 2. Bundesliga side over a contract extension - continues to be linked with a move to a more prominent club in the coming January transfer window. In an article published earlier this week in the Hamburger Morgenpost, one of the Hanseatic city state's daily papers claimed that two Bundesliga, one European, and another club from the Arab-Turkish region have submitted "financially lucrative offers" for the 25-year-old.


Germany's "Sport Bild" tabloid claims that Jatta and Hamburg have agreed to terms on a contract extension that would see the Gambian international paid €400,000 annually plus bonuses. The "Hamburger Abendblatt", meanwhile, has listed one of the Bundesliga sides that have tendered offers that may force player and club to reconsider a move. The Hanseatic city state's evening daily claims that FC Augsburg are targeting Jatta as a means of shoring up their right attacking flank. The "other" Bundesliga side is not yet named.

The Fuggerstädter have an urgent need for assistance at the position. Central midfielders Arne Engels and Frederik Jensen have been forced to play on the right wing in head-coach Jess Thorup's 4-2-3-1. Augsburg - with the backing from US-based investor group Bolt Football Holdings - can certainly afford to overpay for Jatta. The HSV academy man maintains an estimated market worth of €1.3 million in the latest transfermarkt listings. Jatta has amassed six scorer points (three goals and three assists) in the current league campaign.



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