After the departure of Jannes Horn, 1. FC Köln only has one trained left-back. A new signing from Birmingham City with experience from Germany is ready to relieve Jonas Hector.

Hector alternative from England: Looking for an alternative to Jonas Hector, 1. FC Köln found what they were looking for at English second division club Birmingham City. According to reports from “Sky” and the Danish portal “”, Cologne is about to transfer the Dane Kristian Pedersen. According to information from “Sportbuzzer”, the left-back only has to complete the medical check-up.

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Pedersen has already played in Germany: the 27-year-old is available on a free transfer as his contract with Birmingham expires. In addition, the former international is not a newcomer to Germany. From 2016 to 2018, Pedersen made 64 competitive appearances for Union Berlin before moving to Birmingham.

Hector backup: While he became a regular at Birmingham and has made 161 appearances since his move, he is more likely to play the role of backup at 1. FC. With the departure of Jannes Horn, 32-year-old Hector is the only trained left-back in the Cologne squad.