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1. FC Köln have new winger in the bag, Horst Heldt's search for new striker continues

By Peter Vice

German Bundesligists FC Köln are set to introduce new winger Dimitrios Limnios after agreeing to terms with Greek club PAOK Saloniki. Horst Heldt and the Kölner board are yet to reveal who might be their top target for bolstering the striking corps.

Horst Heldt.
Horst Heldt.Photo: 9EkieraM1, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0

Approximately 72 hours after attempts to acquire Streli Mamba fell through because of a failed medical, it appears as if the Geißböcke of 1. FC Köln have found a new attacking threat after all. German footballing magazine Kicker cites sources close to the club confirming that €3,3 million deal to procure winger Dimitrios Limnios from Greek club PAOK Saloniki is nearly complete.

The 22-year-old Greek international has demonstrated a knack for scoring clutch goals in important fixtures for his club. He tallied four times against rival clubs in the Greek Super League last season, also scoring for his club in both the UEFA Champions League qualifying round and Europa League Knockout phase. He also grabbed his second goal in seven caps for Greece national team on Sunday.

In Limnios, who can reportedly play on either flank, the German carnival club at the very least has a replacement for Florian Kainz, who will be out indefinitely following major knee surgery. Managing director Horst Heldt’s urgent hunt for a new center forward will likely continue to produce a plethora of rumors.

Transmarkt.de reports potential links with Erzgebirge Aue (for Florian Krüger) and VfL Bochum (for Silvére Ganvoula). No new information has surfaced concerned to potential buy of Robin Hack since Nürnberg manager Robert Klauß denied he was for sale over the weekend.

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