Captain wants to fulfill contract

    Eintracht Frankfurt’s captain Sebastian Rode plans to retire in the summer of 2024. “I’m currently assuming that that will probably be the end of it,” said the 32-year-old midfielder from the Hessian Bundesliga club in an interview with “picture“-Newspaper. Rode, who has been thrown back again and again in his career due to numerous injuries, definitely wants to fulfill his contract with the Europa League winners, which runs until the end of the 2023/24 season.

    “You never know in football, but it’s my plan that it works for as long as possible,” he said. The back is currently pinching, the Eintracht captain reported in the training camp in Dubai. “It’s just that, the body takes its toll on it all. And I don’t want to walk around bent over at some point, I want to play with my children,” explained Rode.

    The midfielder first switched to Eintracht from Kickers Offenbach in 2010 for €250,000. In 2014, FC Bayern Munich, with whom he won the German championship twice, hired him and transferred 12 million euros to the Main for his services. From summer 2016 he played for two and a half years on loan for Borussia Dortmund, since January 1, 2019 Rode has been in the service of Frankfurt again, who invested 4 million euros in his return at the time.

    In total, the six-time U21 national player made 247 appearances for the SBU, in which he contributed 36 goals. His highest market value to date in the 2015/16 season was 10 million euros, currently this is estimated at 2.5 million euros. In the current season, Rode has already scored 3 Bundesliga goals, his personal season record is 4. With his performances during the first half of the season for table 4. let the midfielder be satisfied:

    “Of course, the experience helps me. We also have a very, very good team in which it’s easy for me to play well and shine. Everyone knows what they have to do, which is also up to the coach. It’s a combination of everything that’s going on at the moment. For me personally, there are also situations where I notice: ‘In the past I would have been more likely to get into a duel.’ But I know how to deal with that now.”

    Dehl to Dolberg: The top transfers from Bundesliga clubs in winter 2023

    Laurenz Dehl Union Berlin -> Viktoria Berlin | Market value: €200 thousand

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    (In this gallery, arrivals and departures are taken into account and listed according to market value or transfer fee, whichever is higher. As of January 7, 2023)

    Fabio Schneider Union Berlin -> Greifswalder FC | Market value: €200 thousand

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    Jonas Urbig | 1. FC Cologne -> Jahn Regensburg | Market value: €300 thousand

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    Arne Engels | Club NXT -> FC Augsburg | Market value: €500 thousand

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    Transfer fee: €100 thousand

    Benjamin Goller | Werder Bremen -> 1. FC Nuremberg | Market value: €600 thousand

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    Dong Jun Lee | Hertha BSC -> Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors | Transfer fee: €700 thousand

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    Market value: €500 thousand

    Nicolai Rapp | Werder Bremen -> Kaiserslautern | Market value: €800 thousand

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    Kerim Calhanoğlu | Schalke 04 -> SV Sandhausen | Market value: €800 thousand

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    Jere Urons | Stade Brest -> Schalke 04 | Market value: €1 million

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    Loan with option to buy

    Mateo Klimowicz | VfB Stuttgart -> San Luis | Market value: €1 million

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    Vladimir Darida | Hertha BSC -> Aris Saloniki | Market value: €1.5 million

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    Niklas Tauer Mainz 05 -> Schalke 04 | Market value: €1.5 million

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    Fredrik Bjorkan | Hertha BSC -> FK Bodø/Glimt | Market value: €1.5 million

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    Tymoteusz Puchacz | Union Berlin -> Panathinaikos | Market value: €1.5 million

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    Jannes Horn | VfL Bochum -> 1. FC Nuremberg | Market value: €1.8 million

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    Davie Selke | Hertha BSC -> 1. FC Cologne | Market value: €1.8 million

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    Pierre Customer | Olympiacos -> VfL Bochum | Market value: €2 million

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    Florian Flick | Schalke 04 -> 1. FC Nuremberg | Market value: €2 million

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    Keven Schlotterbeck SC Freiburg -> VfL Bochum | Market value: €3 million

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    Jérôme Onguéné | E. Frankfurt -> RB Salzburg | Market value: €3.5 million

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    Linus Gechter | Hertha BSC -> E. Brunswick | Market value: €4.5 million

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    Paxten Aaronson | Philadelphia -> E. Frankfurt | Market value: €4.5 million

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    Transfer fee: €4 million

    Hugo Novoa | RB Leipzig -> FC Basel | Market value: €5 million

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    Daley Blind | Clubless -> FC Bayern | Market value: €6 million

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    Free transfer

    Paulinho | Bayer 04 -> Atlético Mineiro | Market value: €7 million

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    Kevin Shame | SC Freiburg -> FC Brentford | Market value: €12 million

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    Rental fee: €1 million + obligation to purchase

    Kasper Dolberg | OGC Nice -> TSG Hoffenheim | Market value: €12 million

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    Frankfurt’s Rode about the end of his career: “First distance from football”

    Although he did not play a game in the league for the full 90 minutes, the long-time professional was able to get used to the joker role: “It’s not always easy to come in as a joker, especially in my position. Of course I would like to play from the start as often as possible. But I also played a lot of games in this role at FC Bayern. And that’s how I learned to deal with it. Eintracht is doing really well at the moment. But it shouldn’t do that too often, otherwise the coach thinks: ‘I can always get Sebastian off the bench.’”

    When asked about the time after the possible end of his career, Rode explained: “I’m still in the discovery phase. First of all, I want to get away from football and just live my day. Because even the holiday is characterized by running units and making sure that you don’t gain weight. I’m just looking forward to enjoying my free time with the kids. And then we’ll see, there’s still a lot of time until then. But apart from a ‘yes’, nothing concrete was discussed. There’s still some time.”

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    From 4 million to 42 million € fee …

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    … the most expensive transfers in winter 2023!
    As of January 6, 2023

    Paxten Aaronson | Philadelphia Union to E. Frankfurt | Transfer fee: €4 million

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    Franco Cristaldo | Huracán to Gremio | Transfer fee: €4.25 million

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    Wanderson | FK Krasnodar to Internacional | Transfer fee: €4.5 million

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    Fixed change after loan

    Thiago Borbas | RP Montevideo to RB Bragantino | Transfer fee: €4.8 million

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    Emiliano Martinez | RB Bragantino to Midtjylland | Transfer fee: €5 million

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    Fixed change after loan

    Jordi Cortizo | Puebla to Monterrey | Transfer fee: €5.23 million

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    Maximiliano Araujo | Puebla to Toluca | Transfer fee: €5.6 million

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    Djordje Mihailovic | Montreal Impact to AZ Alkmaar | Transfer fee: €6 million

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    Matheus Martins | Fluminense to Udinese | Transfer fee: €6 million

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    Loaned directly to partner club Watford FC until the end of the season

    10 Facundo Buonanotte | Rosario Central to Brighton | Transfer fee: €6 million

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    Yira Sor | Slavia Prague to KRC Genk | Transfer fee: €6.5 million

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    Stipe Biuk | Hajduk Split to LAFC | Transfer fee: €6.5 million

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    Mislav Orsic | Dinamo Zagreb to Southampton | Transfer fee: €6.8 million

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    Ayrton Lucas | Spartak Moscow to Flamengo | Transfer fee: €7 million

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    Fixed change after loan

    Gerónimo Rulli | Villarreal to Ajax | Transfer fee: €8 million

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    Cesar Montes | Monterrey to RCD Espanyol | Transfer fee: €8 million

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    Ismael Kone | Montreal Impact to Watford | Transfer fee: €8 million

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    Evander | Midtjylland to Portland Timbers | Transfer fee: €9.5 million

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    Maximilian Woeber | Salzburg to Leeds | Transfer fee: €12 million

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    David Datro Fofana | Molde to Chelsea | Transfer fee: €12 million

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    Fernando Gorriaran | Santos Laguna to Tigres | Transfer fee: €12.2 million

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    Andrey Santos | Vasco da Gama to Chelsea | Transfer fee: €12.5 million

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    Gerson | Olympique Marseille to Flamengo | Transfer fee: €15 million

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    Benoît Badiashile | Monaco to Chelsea | Transfer fee: €38 million

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