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The Ex-SPD boss threaded deal: Cologne celebrates Modeste's return thanks to Schulz


Already a carnival? No, Effzeh celebrated the return of Modeste.

Already a carnival? No, Effzeh celebrated the return of Modeste.(Photo: imago / North photo)

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The return of striker Anthony Modeste at 1. FC Cologne is curious, even curious about the completion of the transfer. Former chancellor candidate Martin Schulz used contacts in China and convinced Tianjin that "the coolest sowing" belongs to the cathedral city.

Prizes for FC FC's 1st 70th birthday are almost impossible to be more beautiful. Club President Werner Spinner proudly presented the night goalkeeper Anthony Modeste at a gala in Cologne. "Anthony has signed a contract today," said the club boss under the cheers of the guests who attended the extraordinary event at MMC Film & TV Studios Cologne.

Cologne Schulz fans have done the club with exceptional service.

Cologne Schulz fans have done the club with exceptional service.(Photo: imago / Chai v. Laage)

Apart from Spinner standing on the men's stage which was perfected after the 25-goal season, the promotion of sports from FC Cologne in 2017 with entry into the European Cup. "I saw the light here and just entered," joked the 30-year-old and confirmed: "This club is my home".

Not Schalke, not Stuttgart – Cologne

Modeste remained fit after the untimely end of Chinese adventures at the U21 from third-party third division. The VfB Stuttgart and Schalke 04 side Bundesliga were traded as interested parties – but Cologne's second division was awarded a contract. "When we realized that there was an opportunity to resolve the contract situation and to commit to it with reasonable terms, we have done everything possible to achieve this," said CEO FC Armin Veh.

Modeste had ended his original contract until 2020 to the Chinese first division, Tianjin Quanjian before his time – apparently because of the extraordinary payment of salaries. Former SPD chancellor candidate Martin Schulz, on the German championship advisory board three times, has helped to realize the return of Modestes.

"I have had several contacts in China and for the past three weeks I have managed to convince China that Tony is in better hands in Cologne," Schulz said at the gala on the podium. "Bild" and "Express" have been reported first. Apparently, Schulz was last invited to a conference in Beijing. There he took the opportunity to speak on the sidelines, allowing appropriate contact FC.

This threatens the problem with Cas

As a free Modeste contract player is a free transfer, in this case, the deal turned out to be a giant coup for Cologne dar. In the summer of 2017, the Frenchman after a protracted dispute to China changed. As transfer fees have flowed between 30 and 35 million euros. For Tianjin, this problem does not seem to have ended. The club wants to move to Cas International Court to "protect our interests." From the club's related announcement it was reported the sports daily "Titan Sports Plus" via Twitter.

The departure of Modestes 2017 ushered in a sports accident in Cologne, which included the separation of Sports Managing Director Jörg Schmadtke and coach Peter Stöger. With Modeste, competition in the storm in the third third division was even greater. In addition to the 16-goal man Simon Terodde has an early Mark coach, among others, still Serhou Guirassy and Jhon Cordoba available, who came after farewell Modestes for 17 million euros.

There is a lot of enthusiasm on social media. Song Modeste, which was made by the dialect group "Klüngelköpp", up and down, fans celebrated "the coolest sowing". "I really want to repay this support and do my part to make FC successful," said Modeste, whose first appearance in a home match against Greuther Fürth is expected on December 1.



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