German club Werder Bremen have ‘put out feelers’ for Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Pascal Groß regarding a transfer this month.
That’s according to Deichstube, who says the 2.Bundesliga club ‘senses its chance’ to get the midfielder and ‘make a move’ for his signature.
The website reports that Groß’ advisors, Tolga Dirican and Thorben Spranger, were spotted at the Wohninvest Weserstadion on Tuesday, presumably where they were holding talks with the club.
Dirican reportedly parked his Porsche in the parking lot then ‘disappeared’ inside the stadium for talks. The agent is well known in Germany as he represents Jerome Boateng as well as Werder’s Felix Agu.
That means he has a ‘short line’ to the club, and only last year he revealed in an interview that Groß wanted to leave Brighton at some point and return to Germany.
His contract with Brighton expires in the summer, at which point he would be a free agent, but it also means he is free to talk to clubs in Europe regarding a pre-contract agreement this month.
Any deal this month would mean Werder having to pay a fee, something they couldn’t afford. The same applies to Groß wages as he isn’t ‘earning too badly’ in the Premier League.
Sporting director Frank Baumann, then, has to do ‘a lot of convincing’ if he is to lure the Brighton man to the club.
The talks with his agent suggest there is an interest there, though, and Deichstube suggest the talks with Groß’ agent may have just been ‘exploratory talks’ about a free transfer in the summer when he leaves Brighton.
From a purely sporting point of view, he would be a ‘great asset’ for the German club, though and solve the ‘biggest problem’ area in their current squad.