German side Bochum want us to release Robert Tesche from his contract at the club so they can sign him on a permanent basis.
The 31-year-old has spent a year on loan at the Bundesliga 2 outfit but he has 12 months left to run on his contract at St Andrews.
The German side’s sporting director Sebastian Schindzielorz says they cannot afford to pay a transfer fee for the midfielder, and it’s up to Tesche to come to an agreement with the Blues. He was quoted by liga-zwei.de as saying:
“It is up to the player and Birmingham. We are still not in the position to pay for detachment.”
During his time back in Germany, the central midfield player has played in 18 games, scoring one goal. He was not a regular for Bochum in the first half of the season, but he had established himself in the first-team by the end of the campaign.
After having first joined us on an initial two-month loan spell in 2014/15 season, Tesche finally signed on a permanent basis for free in the summer of 2016. He played 26 games in the 2016/17 campaign before being loaned out by Harry Redknapp.