Gregor Kobel is apparently showing signs that he will leave VfB Stuttgart at the end of the season. The 23-year-old goalkeeper, who shows strong performances with the promoted team, is among other things a hot candidate for the position in the goal of Borussia Dortmund.
According to the kicker the Tedenz is “rather negative”, as far as Kobel remains with the Swabians. A transfer fee of 15 million euros is traded. In addition to BVB, which is looking for a new number one instead of Roman Bürki and Marwin Hitz, there should also be concrete interest in Kobel from the Premier League.
The transfer fee is to be reinvested in parts in a successor, which are favored according to kicker two names: Loris Karius and Florian Müller. Karius is currently on loan from Liverpool FC to Union Berlin, but has only played five times there. Like Müller from Mainz, who currently plays on loan for SC Freiburg, he is tied to his home club until 2022, but not planned as number one.
“That seems to be hotter behind the scenes, but I haven’t received anything yet,” said sporting director Sven Mislintat recently SWR to the rumors about his top performers. “The goalkeeper carousel is turning a bit, not only in Germany. However, the current state of affairs is that there was no clear demand for Greg.”
Kobel, who moved from TSG Hoffenheim to Stuttgart after a one-year loan for four million euros before the season, is currently out with a lumbago. Whether he can make his comeback at Borussia Mönchengladbach at the weekend will only be decided at short notice. In 63 games he has guarded the VfB box so far, conceding 88 goals and keeping the zero 18 times.