Deadline day can be disappointing for some players, and Jairo Riedewald is one who would certainly consider it as such.
The Dutch defender has not played for Crystal Palace since last season and is very much out of favour at Selhurst Park under Roy Hodgson.
An exit would suit all parties, and it seemed he might get a move, with German side Paderborn pushing to get him on loan on Monday, which was deadline day for Europe’s sides.
However a transfer never happened, and we covered quotes from their sporting director, Martin Przondziono, who said they had tried to get a deal done, but it was never close.
He told Neue Westfälische the player’s representative had been contacted yet they were ‘not close’ to getting a deal done.
It seems that wasn’t the case, though, with Kicker reporting today that Riedewald was very close to swapping Crystal Palace for Paderborn.
They report the had already completed a medical for the Bundesliga club, and the number six shirt was ‘literally ready’ for him.
The newspaper says Crystal Palace, several Dutch representatives and Przondziono were all working on a loan deal throughout the day and the phone lines were ‘hot’ between all parties.
Ultimately a deal couldn’t be done, and Paderborn had to say goodbye to the idea with ‘a heavy heart’.
Przondziono has since described Riedewald as ‘an interesting player’, though, suggesting this is a deal Paderborn may look at again in future.