Hamburg are in a panic over the future of Bobby Wood. Earlier this month it was reported a growing number of clubs are keen on the player, and West Ham and Leicester City were named among them.
Wood has a buyout clause of €12m, which drops to €5m if Hamburg are relegated. Losing top flight status is still possible for Hamburg, but they’re not in the relegation zone.
With 9 goals and 2 assists so far this season, Wood has been important for the strugglers, and they want him to sign a new contract. This week’s edition of SportBild magazine says more than ten clubs are chasing the player, with Bayer Leverkusen, Leicester and West Ham the only ones named.
For the English clubs especially, €12m isn’t a worrying fee, especially when it’s considered US international Wood could bring commercial benefits with him.
Hamburg accept that a clause would likely remain in a new deal, but they’d want that to be higher. West Ham and Leicester will be keeping an eye on the 24 year old’s situation.