You may remember that a few weeks ago, we brought you a transfer rumour concerning St. Pauli striker, Marvin Ducksch.
It all sounded great until the player was quoted as saying he’d love a move to the Bundesliga and that quickly followed with news of interest from Fortuna Dusseldorf. It seemed a done deal, with the German press reporting that Ducksch had been photographed walking through the streets of Dusseldorf, hand in hand with his girlfriend, wearing flip flops(!), sounds lovely.
A fee of 2-3m euros was widely quoted, although the St. Pauli Sporting Director, Uwe Stover was quoted as saying that he was unhappy with this and expected Marvin back with St. Pauli for training on June 24th.
It did look like a deal would still happen though, so I thought no more of it.
However, there is news this morning that Dusseldorf cannot afford to meet St. Pauli’s terms for the player, with relations clearly strained between the two parties. This comes from German daily paper Bild.de
It seems as though St. Pauli want £3-4m euros for Marvin and that this is too rich for Dusseldorf, which surprises me a little. Anyway, this report suggests that deal is off but there could still be interest in the player from English team, Norwich City, which Google Translate describes as a “herb enclave”. It also suggests you would expect the wages in Norwich to be “brilliant.”
There could be an impasse between Ducksch and St. Pauli, so he still looks ripe for a move. Surely, having sold Josh Murphy, Norwich City could afford 3-4m euros, couldn’t they?
This is potentially still one to watch.