Apparently soon a Bavarian: Daley Blind's contract with Ajax Amsterdam was terminated shortly after Christmas
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FC Bayern shortly before Blind's commitment
According to a media report, FC Bayern Munich is about to sign Dutch national soccer player Daley Blind.
The non-club defensive player is said to have already completed the medical check in Munich today, as reported by the Sport Information Service (SID).
He might then be ready for tomorrow's departure for the training camp in Qatar.
The 32-year-old is said to have signed a contract with the Bundesliga leaders until the end of the season with an option for a further year.
Blind's contract with Ajax Amsterdam was terminated shortly after Christmas.
Both sides had agreed on it, Blind said goodbye to his youth club with critical words.
"That's not how I imagined my end at Ajax, but due to circumstances it happened that way," he wrote on Twitter at the time.
According to the media, one reason for the separation was a breach of trust with coach Alfred Schreuder.
Blind played 99 international matches for the Netherlands, played a strong World Cup and was used in all five games.
Blind can play mainly as a left-back as well as in defensive midfield.
The Munich team will have to do without defensive player Lucas Hernández in the second half of the season.
The 26-year-old Frenchman, who can play both as a left-back and in central defence, tore a cruciate ligament at the World Cup in Qatar.
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Frankfurt lends Onguene to Salzburg
As expected, Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt will be giving up defender Jerome Onguene by the end of the season.
As the Europa League winner announced on Thursday, the 25-year-old Cameroonian will move to Austrian champions RB Salzburg on loan.
Onguene only came to the Hessians from Salzburg in the summer.
Due to injury, he has not yet played a competitive game for Eintracht, but has been in the squad five times.
St. Pauli brings Estonian central defender
Second division soccer team FC St. Pauli has signed defender Karol Mets.
The 29-year-old Estonian international is moving to Millerntor on loan from Swiss champions FC Zurich until the end of the current season.
The club announced this on Thursday.
St. Pauli has a purchase option.
"After the injuries of important defenders, we wanted to secure ourselves in the central defensive position," said sports director Andreas Bornemann.
Mets have already joined the squad, which is currently in training camp in Benidorm, Spain.
For the Mets, Germany is already the eighth country in which he plays.
The 1.91 meter tall central defender previously worked in his homeland, in Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria and Switzerland.
He has played 84 games for the Estonian national team.
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Summer should already be in agreement with Bayern
The clarification of the big question of who will replace the injured Manuel Neuer at Bayern seems to have progressed further internally.
In addition to Alexander Nübel (AS Monaco), Yann Sommer is currently the hottest candidate.
According to "Sky", the Gladbach keeper, whose contract expires in the summer, has already reached a verbal agreement with Bayern.
According to the Swiss "Blick", a contract could beckon in Munich until 2025.
It remains questionable whether Gladbach will let his goalkeeper go.