Eintracht Frankfurt saw a mass exodus of talent from its squad over the past four months. Luka Jovic left for Real Madrid, Sebastian Haller moved to West Ham United, and Ante Rebic is on loan with AC Milan. In all, those three players combined for 57 goals and 25 assists last season across all competitions for Die Adler.
While each player was linked to Bayern Munich at one point or another over the past year, nothing ever materialized. Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic, however, indicated that he thought Bayern Munich would at least attempt to bring in Haller as a back-up to Robert Lewandowski. As he told Sport Bild, Bobic was expecting an inquiry on the 25-year-old Frenchman:
I always thought that they would call us at some point about Sebastien Haller as a back-up for Lewandowski.
While his team saw some great talent leave, the revenue generated will help Die Adler in the long run according to Bobic:
We have committed players in quality and in breadth that would not even have been approachable for us two years ago.
Eintracht Frankfurt is hoping that Bas Dost, Andre Silva and Dejan Joveljic can help replace the production lost from the departures of Jovic, Haller, and Rebic.