Oliver Kirch and Adrian Ramos confirm Signal Iduna Park departures
Out of favor Adrian Ramos has completed a €7.75M transfer to Bayer Leverkusen just six months after making the move to Borussia Dortmund from Hertha Berlin.
It has been six months to forget for Adrian Ramos. The Colombian striker arrived in Borussia Dortmund under the Jurgen Klopp reign amid great fanfare, fresh from his 16 goal campaign last time around. Along with Ciro Immobile, Ramos was expected to fill the hole left by Robert Lewandowski's departure.
Then Brian Laudrup took over. Clearly preferring one of Ciro Immobile or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ramos hardly made the bench most games. In total, the aerial beast of a man made just five appearances, starting only a single one of those. He did not register a single goal or assist in his time at the club.
He begins a new chapter now with Leverkusen after die Werkself agreed a €7.75M fee with Borussia Dortmund. Ramos put pen to paper on a five year contract worth €64k per week and will look to strike up an explosive partnership with the poacher supreme, Stefan Kiessling, who has already scored 15 goals this year.
Oliver Kirch has never been more than a squad player for Borussia Dortmund and has finally departed to relegation candidates Hannover for €500k.
While it has been a tough few months for Adrian Ramos, it's been a tough couple of years for Oliver Kirch. Since leaving Kaiserslautern in 2012 to join der BVB, the defensive midfielder has made a mere 14 Bundesliga appearances for the club, partly due to recurring injuries. This year, he has not started a single match, coming off the bench on three occasions.
At last, Kirch has decided to give up on this section of his career and move on. Hannover easily made a €500k transfer bid for the 32 year old, signing a €25.5k per week contract through the summer of 2017. So far this year, Hannover have grossly underachieved; though expected to finish midtable, they are deep in the relegation scrap. Hopefully for them, this signing can urge them forward and up the table.
Having made these two sales, Dortmund manager Brian Laudrup can turn his attention toward bringing in a signing or two to aid his title bid on multiple fronts. Rumor has it that der BVB are interested in bringing another winger to the club to provide stiffer competition and a rotation option, but no names have yet been mentioned.