So far, it seems three English clubs (Watford, Middlesbrough and Everton) have made a bid for Ingolstadt’s Marcel Tisserand, if claims around Europe are to be believed, but the 2.Bundesliga side aren’t convinced by what they’ve received.
Having paid close to £3m for the 24-year-old last summer, the German outfit want more than €5m for him this summer, and are prepared to let the defender rot in the reserves until they get it.
This is what Bild are reporting on Thursday, with the news coming soon after an article emerged on Tuesday that Middlesbrough and Watford had made a solid offer of €5.5m for the DR Congo defender.
The third side in all of this, Everton, were said to have made a bid of around €3m for Tisserand back in July, and we are yet to see news of a renewed offer from the Toffees just yet.
With Ingolstadt banning Tisserand from training until the 31st of August, the message is clear, and it’s that he needs to find himself a new club by the end of the window for fear of ending up playing reserve football until January.
If that is the case, the defender will also have to choose the right team for him.
It remains to be seen if he would be a regular starter under Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park, and you’ve got to think he would stand a better chance of doing so at Riverside under Garry Monk, and maybe even at Vicarage Road.
For now, however, it’s clear he won’t be a part of Ingolstadt’s first-team anytime soon, and he’s going to have to wait until improved offers arrive.