Frankfurt (AP) - Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt want to quickly present a replacement for the attacker Bas Dost who has switched to FC Bruges.

"We want to report completion as soon as possible," said sports director Fredi Bobic on Saturday the TV broadcaster Sky.

He did not want to deny the speculations about a possible obligation of 19-year-old Joshua Zirkzee from Bayern.

«He's a very good young player and has a lot of potential.

It is exactly this profile that we are looking for, ”said the 49-year-old.

There are other candidates, however, and the search for suitable professionals is “exhausting and difficult,” stressed Bobic.

A quick conclusion is also important because a game permit is only issued if the corona tests specified in the medical-hygienic concept of the German Football League are negative.

Therefore, a new addition may not be able to be used immediately.

The move from Dost was also surprising for him, said Bobic.

"With Bruges it was until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, then the thing was over," said the sports director.

The transfer package was economically attractive for Eintracht.

In the case of a replacement, in addition to the question of sporting quality, the club must ask itself more than ever whether it is affordable.

"That doesn't make it easy because nobody can guarantee them how things will go in football," said Bobic.


Association announcement on the Dost change