Afternoon Transfer Updates: Heurelho Gomes to Hoffenheim

Clive Rose

As the transfer period winds to a close, a few murmurs are still being made around Germany. No word of any further moves for FC Bayern, but the Daily Mail continues to beat the Chico Flores drum. A couple Bundesliga club are making some minor - but interesting - moves.

As we discussed earlier, Suarez-to-Bayern was always a non-starter. FC Bayern is unlikely to pull anything off today, but our name remains in the rumor mill (especially for big moves this summer). But for now, let's look at some actual moves that our Bundesliga rivals have consummated:

- TSG Hoffenheim picked up Spurs' GK Heurelho Gomes on a loan deal. At first, my hunch was that Tim Wiese would start get a majority of the starts, and this was just a depth move. But who knows; TSG currently has the worst goals-allowed in the 1. Bundesliga, so maybe they're through with Wiese.

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UPDATE - Now they're saying that Wiese has been dropped by TSG? Damn.

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Either way, TSG needs all the help they can get, sitting second from bottom on the table.

- SC Freiburg made a move for Kaiserslautern middie Hendrick Zuck. That link is German only, but I infer that this is a real sale, not a loan deal. Freiburg's midfield was already decent, with Schmid, Caligiuri, Flum, and, Schuster. But Zuck can play on the wing and is young and speedy, so this is probably a shrewd move for the Freis.

- Florian Trinks moves from Werder Bremen to SpVgg. I'm not really even sure who this kid it, but if Bremen is willing to let him go to a club they may well be fighting in a relegation battle with, I doubt he's that good. He's seen the pitch only 6 times this year for Werder. Still, SpVgg Greauther Fuerth needs plenty of help - hopefully he'll get a chance at his new club.

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UPDATE - apparently, he really knows how to line up a free kick in 240p:

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- An interesting one: Alexandru Maxim, a Romanian, is on the way to VfB Stuttgart. I don't recall ever seeing him play, but he did come up through the Espanyol system in Spain and has 4 appearances (2 goals) for the Romanian national side.

A few hours minutes in the transfer period left to go, but this might be it for Bundesliga transfers. Stay tuned for any final developments, and thanks for reading.

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