Is that going to be anything else? Marius Wörl would actually like to play another year for 1860... © Imago
Will the loan contract with Marius Wörl, the future professional of Hannover 96, burst? As of Thursday, it looks like this - unless the committees finally move.
The contract with Marius Wörl (19) has been negotiated for two weeks. With Hannover 96, Wörl's future club, everything has been clear for a week. The loan of the midfield jewel would have been a small but clear sign that the Lions want to attack again in the coming season. According to information from our newspaper, the (probably) outgoing sporting director Günther Gorenzel has done his homework. However, the committees of the association are once again blocking each other. As of Thursday afternoon, it looked as if the Wörl deal would fail in the last few meters.
Differing legal opinions
"I have been trying for ten months in intensive and extensive talks to keep Marius Wörl at 1860," Gorenzel said in a brief statement to our newspaper. He doesn't want to say more, because the matter is complex – as always with 1860. The question is whether the Wörl Treaty is subject to approval or not, whether Gorenzel, who has already been warned once, would be within the approved framework if he simply signed it. Different legal opinions have been occupying many lawyers for weeks. A request for clarification to the responsible bodies (advisory board, shareholders' meeting, supervisory board) has so far failed to provide a written, legally unambiguous answer. The internal debate comes at the most inopportune time, as the Lions are in danger of losing not only Wörl, but also other transfer candidates who could significantly spice up last year's thinned-out squad.
Advisory Board meets, but on the subject of Gorenzel and Klagenfurt
The hiccup culminated on Thursday afternoon in the announcement that the Wörl deal had fallen through, and that the up-and-coming young prof would then probably accept his new challenge at second division club Hannover 3 without another year of match practice in the 96rd league. After all, the contact between the Lions and their ex-player does not seem to have been broken off yet. The fact that the advisory board met late on Thursday afternoon could be seen as a sign that something is moving. However, there are still acute issues on the agenda. The main reason for the meeting is said to have been another topic: the question of whether Gorenzel's request to move to Austria Klagenfurt will be granted. If he left, he would have to urgently seek a successor in 1860 to take up the Wörl thread again. If it's not already too late.