Formally, Noah Katterbach's loan deal to FC Basel ends this winter. Thanks to a clause, the player would have to stay with the Swiss - although he only plays a minor role there. His agency is working on a solution.
In January 2022, 1. FC Köln agreed with FC Basel on a loan deal from Noah Katterbach, which according to official information was dated "until the end of the year". In addition, the Confederates were granted a purchase option, which according to Express is 1.5 million euros.
According to the Cologne tabloid, FC Basel does not want to exercise the purchase option for the left-back - but a return to Cologne in the winter break is not planned. Because: The billy goats had negotiated the deal cleverly and "designed it from the outset in such a way that a one-and-a-half-year change of left-back is almost certain," as the Express writes. This means that Katterbach's loan business will be automatically extended until the summer of 2023 due to a clause.
Because Katterbach, who only played 400 of 1,440 minutes in the first half of the Swiss Super League, but has no prospects at FC Basel, his agency is already trying to find a new club. The hope of the player side is to break off the loan deal with the Swiss top club in winter and then find a new employer through loan.
1. FC Köln, where Katterbach still has a "top-paid working paper" until 2024, would have to give its approval for such a deal.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Noah Katterbach dissatisfied in Basel - what about the Cologne loan? released.