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“We are convinced of it”

“We are convinced of it”

Terrence Kongolo has been wearing the SK Rapid jersey as a loan player since the beginning of September.

Since then, the Dutchman has mainly made headlines with some unfortunate sending-offs, and the centre-back has been shown the red card three times this season.

If the 30-year-old is fit and eligible to play, he is part of coach Robert Claus' permanent staff – and knows how to please the team. Therefore, the loan to Fulham must be linked to the club until after the season. “We have started discussions,” sporting director Markus Katzer reveals to “courier“.

“The three red cards he got at the start were very unfortunate, but things have been going up since then,” explains the former left-back. “We are convinced of him on a sporting level.”

Kongolo will have to forego his salary

For a permanent change to be possible, the left-footed player must accept a loss in salary.

The four-time international clearly realizes that. “He knows what he can gain at Rapid and can still imagine a future together,” Katzer says.

This is Rapid's plan with Milojevic

The stay of the 30-year-old, who was set to receive €15 or €20 million a few years ago, does not rule out the possibility of signing Filip Milojevic.

Hotteldorf have been said to be interested in the Bayer Leverkusen Under-19 captain for a few weeks now, with Sky even recently reporting preliminary discussions. Read here >>>

The 19-year-old from Vorarlberg is out of contract in the summer, so will be available for a free transfer. If Rapid prevails in advertising against established international competition, Katzer already has a concrete plan ready.

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“If our two-man team gets promoted to the second division, Milojevic will be very interesting. He will have a lot of match practice and can develop peacefully in training with the professionals,” reveals the sporting director.