The vacation was long, but the exchange poker surrounding him could be even longer.
Exactly three weeks after the last international match with Austria, Sasa Kalajdzic (24) returned to VfB yesterday. It is probably a return on time, the Ösi striker would like to switch to a top club this summer.
Problem: Despite the interest of FC Bayern and top English clubs, sports director Sven Mislintat (49) still has no concrete offers for Kalajdzic on the table, there is a risk of a chewing gum transfer. But that doesn’t seem to bother the crowd’s darling. During training on Monday, Kalajdzic showed himself to the fans again for the first time – albeit not on the pitch.
While his teammates worked hard, he took it easy after three weeks of vacation and a subsequent performance test. Kalajdzic watched the action for ten minutes while chatting with Mislintat and the VfB scouts. Once the ball flew near him, he kicked it back to his teammates. He is expected on the pitch on Tuesday.
Did he talk to you about his possible successors on that occasion? One thing is certain: VfB is prepared for a Kalajdzic departure and is already looking for a replacement. One candidate is Luca Pfeiffer (25), who was loaned to Darmstadt from FC Midtjylland last season. His record: 17 goals and six assists (BILD reported).
Until then, VfB has a long transfer summer ahead of it. Question marks in the storm included. The good news for the fans: Kalajdzic is back on the ball. The only question is how much longer at VfB…