Four top clubs are interested in the Hamburger Glatzel

By Peter Vice

Germany’s most important sports newspaper reports that at least four Bundesliga clubs are interested in bringing HSV striker Robert Glatzel back into the first division.

Two clubs are named, including the 28-year-old’s former Mainz loan club.

Robert Glatzel (left).
Robert Glatzel (left). Photo: Hamburger SV

After a brief tryout in the first division on loan at FSV Mainz 05 in the second half of the 2020/21 season, former Cardiff City striker Robert Glatzel decided to step down and sign for second division club Hamburger SV last season. The move led to a spectacular season for the native of Munich.

Glatzel scored 22 league goals and four assists for the Rothosen in the league. That was enough for second place in the second division race. Only Schalke’s Simon Terodde scored more league goals last season.

Understandably, there are now top-flight sides interested in enlisting the 28-year-old’s services. At least that’s the case if you can believe a report from Sport Bild. The German tabloid claims at least four Bundesliga clubs have their sights set on Glaztel. Union Berlin and Mainz are listed.

Glatzel’s time at Bio Svenssons Palatinate (two goals and one assist in 13 – mostly facilitated – appearances) has shown that the former Heidenheimer can make his contribution to a top squad. Mainz sports director Christian Heidel recently declared himself open to Glatzel’s return.

However, Heidel also noted that his Rheinhessen was facing a quieter transfer window and not many (if any) changes would be made in the coming weeks. The long-time manager of the club also expressly stated that he expected Glatzel to remain at HSV.

Build report that clubs willing to sign Glatzel would need to include a potentially expensive release clause in his current contract. However, given that Glatzel (with five goals in the cup) has netted a very impressive 27 goals across all competitions, some may see this as a worthwhile investment.

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