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Birmingham City midfielder wanted by German side

2. Bundesliga side VfL Bochum want to sign Birmingham City midfielder Robert Tesche on a permanent basis, according to Birmingham Live.

The 30-year-old midfielder has spent this season on loan with Bochum and has played 18 games for them in all competitions. They are keen on bringing him back on a permanent deal, but can’t afford to pay a fee to sign him. Therefore, they are hoping for Birmingham to agree to release him on a free transfer as his still has a year left on his contract at St Andrews.

Tesche played 24 games for Birmingham City in the 2016/17 season prior to his loan to Bochum. His long-term future with the Blues depends on whether he is in Garry Monk’s plans for the next campaign. If not, letting him join Bochum on a free would take him off their wage bill.

The German midfielder moved to England in 2014. He started his career in Germany with Arminia Bielefeld and had spells at Hamburg and Fortuna Dusseldof before moving to Nottingham Forest in August 2014. He played 50 games for the Reds in two seasons before making the switch to Birmingham City in 2016 on a free transfer.

Bochum finished sixth in the 2. Bundesliga this season and want to sign Robert Tesche to bolster their midfield options for the next campaign as they look to gain promotion to the German top flight.

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