Hamburg insistent on keeping Wood despite outside interest

Hamburg insistent on keeping Wood despite outside interest

U.S. Men's National Team

Hamburg insistent on keeping Wood despite outside interest

It’s only natural given Bobby Wood’s form and the nature of the European transfer market that the U.S. Men’s National Team forward is gaining interest from around the continent. Despite the growing attraction to Wood in Europe, his current club is insistent on keeping him past this season.

No specific clubs have been linked with the 24-year-old forward as of now, but another impressive season in front of net has put Wood further into the spotlight, and the light on him could grow if he shines for the USMNT in the coming weeks against Honduras and Panama.

“He’s in top shape. He works a lot out there, wins a lot of balls and direct duels,” Hamburg sporting director Jens Todt told Sport Bild, via “He’s also dangerous in front of the goal. Bobby does a really good job.

“We only read about it in the papers,” Todt said. “We will not get nervous when other clubs are interested in our players. We like the fact that our players are also interesting for other teams.”

Todt admitted that the club would consider an offer for Wood, but in an ideal world, the forward would be back with the Bundesliga side for the 2017-18 campaign.

“Given our current financial situation, we’d have to consider an offer for a strong player,” Todt said. “That’s normal and it applies for every Bundesliga club but Bayern. You shouldn’t be naive. Everyone loses players to a financially stronger club every once in a while. And it could happen to us. But we definitely want to keep Bobby.”

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