Arminia Bielefeld in Bundesliga 2… business to be seized by OM?
After two seasons in the Bundesliga, the German club Arminia Bielefeld will return to the second division. A terrible disappointment for all Arminia supporters but which could benefit others. Holders of some very talented elements, the Arminia Bielefeld could suffer a bleeding of its best players. At FCM, we take a quick look at the players likely to be good moves for OM.
After having been in the Bundesliga for the last two years, Arminia Bielefeld is officially relegated 5 points behind the 15th in the championship, Stuttgart. A blow for the men of the interim Marco Kostmann who will have to fight next season to return to the Bundesliga. Despite this catastrophic season, some players have distinguished themselves in the doldrums and could be tempted to look elsewhere, especially if the proposals are pouring in.
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Bello, Okugawa, Serra… good idea?
At Arminia Bielefeld this season, the reasons for satisfaction have been very thin. Despite a season that was not very prolific in points and a collective that was not always effective, certain elements were able to stand out. Among them, we find, for example, George Bello. Aged 20, he is a young left-back who arrived in January from Atlanta United, an MLS club, who is a player with good potential. Estimated at 4 million euros, the young American international, under contract until June 2026, would probably not be against continuing his progress in a team that plays in the first division and why not OM who are looking for a player for this job ?
Different case for Masaya Okugawa. The attacking midfielder is coming off a full season with Arminia Bielefeld. Transferred from RB Salzburg last summer, the former Japan U18 international has proven to be an interesting player this season. Aged 26, under contract until June 2024, would perhaps like a new challenge to confirm his good season and why not be selected for the first time with Japan and participate in the next World Cup. Estimated at 5 million euros and author of 8 goals and an assist, he would be a good recruit for OM if Amine Harit were to leave the club. It remains to be seen whether the Olympian club will find out about this player.
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Finally, another Arminia Bielefeld player could be interesting. Janni Serra, centre-forward of the German club. From the top of his 1m93, the former German international U21. Aged 24 and author of 3 goals and 2 assists this season in the Bundesliga, Serra appears as a possible rotation player whose profile could interest OM. Under contract until 2025, the German striker would probably like to go to a club that plays in the first division. With the complicated files of Milik, Dieng and Bakambu, Pablo Longoria will need reinforcements to compensate for possible departures and to expand the workforce.
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