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Hoffenheim gives Grifo at Ex-club Freiburg

Vicenzo Grifo of the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on loan to Bundesliga rivals SC Freiburg. This both clubs informed. The attacking midfielder had not come under TSG-Trainer Julian nail man about the role of the substitute player. The loan contract is valid until the end of the season. “For me, it’s about standing on the square and it was my desire to come back to Freiburg,” said the professional, in a communication to the SC.

In this first League season played, the 25-Year-old only three times from the beginning, after he had come in the summer for a transfer fee of around five million euros from Borussia Monchengladbach to Hoffenheim. Grifo was already from 2015 to 2017, in Freiburg under the contract. In November, he had surprisingly made his debut in the Italian national team. (jan/dpa)

Meier goes to St. Pauli

second-tier FC St. Pauli has found a replacement for his serious knee injured striker Henk Veerman. Ever since the days of expected returns Alexander Meier to Hamburg. The 35-year-old striker, whose contract was not renewed at Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer after 14 years, free replacement. He is first hired until the end of the season, informed the club.

Meier has played from 2001 to 2003 for the North club where he scored 25 League-seven goals. He then moved to local rivals Hamburger SV, where he but could not prevail. In Frankfurt, it went much better: Meier brought it in a 336-point play on 119 hits. (jan/dpa)

through THE grapevine

Monaco, seem to have Fabregas-commitment

The Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to British media on the verge of a switch from Chelsea to AS Monaco. According to information of the TV channel Sky Sports the 31-year-old midfielder was on Sunday on the way to Monaco to run with the club from the French League 1 to the contract talks. The AS Monaco had made only a few days ago the commitment of Schalke’s Naldo perfectly. The club is currently second-to-Last in France.

Fabregas is a Reservist under the new Chelsea Coach Maurizio Sarri. The FA Cup match on Saturday (2:0-victory against Nottingham) had Fabregas led the team as captain on the field. At the time of his substitution in the 85. Minute he got from the audience at the Stamford Bridge applause and a standing ovation. (jan/sid)