Given Norwich City’s poor start to the season, there’s been plenty of focus on them in Germany over the last week or so.
This is because of Ozan Kabak, who joined the Canaries on loan from Schalke in the summer transfer window.
That deal includes an option for Norwich to turn it into a permanent deal should they avoid relegation, which, at this moment in time, is looking very unlikely to happen.
That’s obviously causing plenty of consternation at Schalke, who could really do with the money from a sale after relegation to the 2.Bundesliga last season.
Some reports have stated the purchase clause for Norwich is set at around €17m, but BILD say something different today.
They back up that the clause only activates if Daniel Farke can keep them up; otherwise, Kabak will be back at Schalke next summer.
However, according to their information, the fee is significantly lower than has been reported, with them stating it’s set at ‘just over’ €10m.
That’s a decent drop and could be a significant bargain for the club, given that his current value is apparently around €25m.
First, though, they’ll have to stay up; if not, Kabak will be back at Schalke and claiming his €3m a year wages, something the German side could really do without.