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SBD Global/June 14, 2013/Franchises

Bundesliga Club Hamburg SV Wants To Reduce Player Payroll To Less Than $53M

Bundesliga Hamburg SV Sport Dir Oliver Kreuzer "wants to improve the team despite the club's cost-saving measures," according to the DPA. Kreuzer said, "[There is] not reason to worry. But we won't present new players that all cost a transfer fee from the get-go. We first have to thin out our roster." As it is widely known, players Robert Tesche, Gojko Kacar and Marcus Berg are not allowed to practice with the team to force them to leave the club. Kreuzer does not only want to reduce the number of players but also "reduce the payroll to less than €40 million ($53.2M)." The goal of the 47-year-old, who replaced former HSV Sport Dir Frank Arnesen, "is to calm down the club, which has been in a state of unrest." The club is reportedly interested in FC Nuremberg defender Timm Klose and free agent Man City striker Roque Santa Cruz (DPA, 6/13).
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