Germany's main sporting tabloid reports that - having submitted a concrete offer for a January transfer - Union Berlin are about to emerge as winners in the race for Austrian winger Marco Grüll.
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Union - Germany Champions' League representatives who surprisingly found themselves dragged into the relegation race this year - have already landed two targeted signings during the current January transfer window. Hoffenheim defender Kevin Vogt is already anchoring head-coach Nenad Bjelica's defensive corps. At a pre-match presser yesterday, Bjelica likened newly-signed striker Chris Bedia to Romelu Lukaku and hinted that the Ivorian might be in line for an immediate start in tomorrow's league encounter against Bayern.
Grüll can serve as a much-needed reinforcement on either the left or right rail. Bjelica also revealed that an injury to right wingback Josip Juranovic will keep the Croatian sidelined for a while at his presser yesterday. With veteran Christopher Trimmel now the only option for the slot, the Köpenickers shall be hoping to gain a player capable of playing on the opposite side of left wingbacks Jerome Roussillon and Robin Gosens as soon as possible.