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The Daily Bee (June 4th, 2019): Real Madrid sign Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt

Plus Rode’s injury might not be as bad as expected

FC Internazionale v Eintracht Frankfurt - UEFA Europa League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

When Sebastian Rode injured his knee during Eintracht Frankfurt’s Europa League semifinal against Chelsea, many thought the midfielder would be out for a lengthy period. It turns out Rode might not miss as much time as initially expected according to Frankfurt’s chairman of the supervisory board who thinks Rode could be back in about three months.

As of right now Rode is still a player of Borussia Dortmund but the club would likely be willing to let him go and Frankfurt have signaled that they’re interested in a permanent move.

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  • Bundesliga transfers

RB Leipzig: Leipzig has not acquired a new player but a new sporting director from newly promoted SC Paderborn. Markus Krösche will essentially take over for Ralf Rangnick who is promoted to “Head of Sport and Development Soccer” for the entire Red Bull organization.

SC Paderborn: The club has lost their sporting director but they are still making moves to improve their roster for the Bundesliga. Central midfielder Rifet Kapic (Grashoppers) and winger Cauly (MSV Duisburg) have joined Paderborn.

Union Berlin: The second promoted side is also active on the transfer market, acquiring right winger Suleiman Abdullahi from Eintracht Braunschweig for 500.000€.

1.FSV Mainz: Edimilson Fernandes will reinforce Mainz’ midfield. Mainz bought Fernandes from West Ham United, however he did not play for the Premier League side last season as he was on loan at AC Fiorentina.

Eintracht Frankfurt: Frankfurt have lost their star striker, Luka Jovic will move to Real Madrid for a supposed fee of 60€ million plus bonus payments. It will be interesting to see how the club plans to replace him and what that means for Sebastien Haller and Ante Rebic.