At one time there were six Premier League clubs interested in Marvin Plattenhardt, reports Bild, but now it’s down to four.
Everton and Huddersfield Town have both dropped out having already filled their left-back positions, and the remaining clubs are Fulham, who are linked with several left-backs around Europe, Watford, Leicester City and Bournemouth.
For a while it’s felt like Hertha Berlin have been trying to take advantage of Plattenhardt being called up for Germany’s World Cup squad, and therefore cashing in, but given what resulted in Russia they haven’t had any luck so far.
To make Hertha Berlin’s stance on the matter as clear as can be, manager Pal Dardai is quoted as saying: “Well, I really enjoy working with Marvin. But should he leave, then I think all sides are happy.”
Hertha would welcome the money, and Plattenhardt’s dream is apparently the Premier League.
The German club have been holding out for €25m, which seems a little overpriced and from the English-clubs-will-pay-anything school of thought.
It’s unlikely Watford, Leicester or Bournemouth would meet such an amount and for a move to happen over the next week the price probably needs to drop.