“He is a young player with great quality and he wants to play in England”. Sport.co.uk.
That’s agent Guido Nickolay describing his client, 24-year-old Mike Frantz, who looks set for a move to the Premiership in January when the transfer window opens.
Frantz plays for German side FC Nuremburg, and has impressed in the Bundesliga this term as an attacking midfielder, scoring 2 goals in 14 appearances. He is said to be a similar player to fellow starlets Mezut Özil and Thomas Müller, and according to reports published by Sport.co.uk is attracting interest from a host of Premiership clubs.
At the moment, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Fulham and Everton are all thought to be in the race for Frantz’s signature.
Nickolay has also confirmed interest from the Premier League, although he affirmed that he is yet to receive any offers.
“I cannot name specific clubs at this time, but he should be leaving FC Nuremberg… I have already spoken to two English clubs and they are very keen to see how he develops.”
Villa and Liverpool may be slightly ahead, as Gerard Houllier and Roy Hodgson have already sent their scouting teams to watch Frantz in action.
Yet when the transfer window opens, all five interested clubs will be in the mix, and Frantz’s future could simply be decided by who acts first.
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