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1. FC Cologne before millions

Luca Kilian is awarded until the end of the season from the 1st FSV Mainz 05 to the 1st FC Cologne. But the Effzeh will probably pull the purchase option for the center-back.

As the “kicker” reports, the Cologne can afford a fixed obligation Kilians, the transfer is therefore at two million euros.

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Concrete negotiations should have already taken place. An agreement has not yet been reached, but both parties are from further cooperation, so the specialist magazine. This month, the deal could go over the stage.

Kilian came last summer on a lending base from Mainz to Cologne. 250,000 euros should have the lending fee.

Under the stroke quite a lot of money for a central defender who did not come over the role of the reservist in the past season. In just six Bundesliga games, the 1.92 meter defender for Mainz 05 was on the grass.

But Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart, with the Kilian already worked together at the SC Paderborn and under which he celebrated his Bundesliga debut, was convinced of the newcomer.

“Luca is a very talented central defender, he is fast and playful. We worked successfully in Paderborn. I am pleased to have him here and now develop him at the FC,” says the coach.

Kilian flowers at the 1st FC Cologne

Under Baumgart, the U21 national actually flourished again. In the current season he completed 23 games in the Bundesliga, 17 of them in the starting eleven. Kilian has not missed a single game minute since nine games.

That Kilian feels visibly well in the cathedral city is therefore no secret. “The 1st FC Cologne is a really horny club, in a cool town with great fans. I like the football the coach plays,” said the former BVB player already in his presentation last summer.