Inquiries from abroad: Will Retsos change at the end of January?

Your current chances of working time are extremely slim. That’s why goalkeeper talent Lennart Grill and central defender Panagiotis Retsos could leave Bayer 04 this winter.

In Leverkusen mostly just a reservist: Panagiotis Retsos.

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Neither of them play an important role in the sporting planning of their club. Nevertheless, the conditions for a winter change from Lennart Grill and Panagiotis Retsos are quite different.

The latter definitely has to be patient until shortly before this transfer window closes if he wants to leave Bayer 04 six months before the end of his contract. Inquiries from abroad have been received for the Greek central defender, who is only number 5 in Leverkusen’s defense center.

Retsos is currently indispensable – but for how much longer?

But although the 23-year-old was usually not included in the matchday squad when the squad was completely available, Bayer cannot do without retsos these days, as Edmond Tapsoba (Burkina Faso) and Odilon Kossounou (Ivory Coast) are currently two central defenders Africa Cup, which ends on February 6th.

That’s why Retsos is currently indispensable as central defender number 3 behind defense chief Jonathan Tah and Piero Hincapie for coach Gerardo Seoane, who has already pulled U-19 defensive player Sadik Fofana (18), who can be used as a central defender and sixth, to the professionals due to the personnel shortage in the defense center has.

Retsos will only get clearance at the end of January if the personnel situation in the central defense area is relaxed. Very different from Lennart Grill.

Grill: Contacts to Fürth have failed

The German U-21 international has been training in Leverkusen again since the beginning of the year, after having gained important match practice in Norway as a regular at Brann Bergen in the four months before. He won’t get this in Leverkusen anytime soon. At Bayer, the places in the gate are firmly assigned to Lukas Hradecky and his representative Andrey Lunev.

In addition, Niklas Lomb is planned as number 3 – so that Grill can continue to collect time at another club. In Germany, this will probably not be possible in the next half-year after contacts with SpVgg Greuther Fürth have broken down.

The bottom of the Bundesliga team opted for the more experienced solution with Swedish goalkeeper Andreas Linde (28), who can refer to an international match for his home country. And since the market in the 2nd division currently seems to be closed in this position, Grill should now see its goal abroad in a stronger league than the Norwegian. In Germany, he could not be offered options again until the summer.

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