Schira: Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt targeting the right-hand man of Ivan Gazidis

By Oliver Fisher -

A key figure behind AC Milan’s transfer business is in the sights of Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt, according to a report.

Hendrik Almstadt joined the Rossoneri in January 2019 and is now considered the right-hand man of CEO Ivan Gazidis. He deals with budgets for purchases and specialises in analysing the players identified on the market.

In the past, the German was the director of player relations for the PGA European Tour, the organisation that manages the three main professional men’s golf tours in Europe. He also held the position of sports director at Aston Villa, which is where Gazidis – then at Arsenal – first met him.

With the Gunners, he worked on the development of the youth sector (and even at Milan he is in close contact with head scout Geoffrey Moncada), and he specialised in analysing data on players who may be considered first team ready.

According to what is being reported by Nicolo Schira on Twitter, Eintracht Frankfurt have officially agreed to a parting of ways with sporting director Fredi Bobic. Now they are looking for his replacement, with Ralf Rangnick and Hendrik Almstadt among the names listed.

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