Even before the last season, 1. FC Köln had expressed an interest in Dortmund striker Steffen Tigges. Now follows the official announcement of the desired transfer.

Baumgart’s preferred candidate is coming: Steffen Tigges is moving from Dortmund to Cologne. The striker is said to have been a preferred candidate for Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart last season, reports “Kicker”. “We’re glad that we were able to sign Steffen Tigges,” says Cologne’s managing director Christian Keller, who sees Tigges as a major boost.

Short, compact, clear

Cologne boss enthusiastic about the new striker: The striker, who is currently injured on his ankle, is described by Keller as an “absolute workhorse”: “He has finishing quality in the box, good wall playing skills, a strong header game and good anticipation of the game. At the same time, Steffen can take further steps in all elements of his game. That offers a lot of imagination for the future.”

Attacker gets contract until 2026: According to “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger”, Tigges will be given a four-year contract. The transfer fee for the 23-year-old is between 1 and 1.5 million euros, and Cologne has also guaranteed BVB a partial proceeds from a resale.