The German media are expecting concrete developments on the potential return of Jordi Osei-Tutu to VfL Bochum in the coming days.

Jordi Osei-Tutu with VfL Bochum (Photo via Osei-Tutu on Instagram)
Jordi Osei-Tutu with VfL Bochum (Photo via Osei-Tutu on Instagram)

Kicker report that the possibility of Jordi Osei-Tutu’s transfer to VfL Bochum this summer will apparently become concrete in the next few days.

Meanwhile, Sky Germany and Ryan Taylor go one step further, reporting that the right-back is set to move on a permanent deal.

This follows a report from The VfL Magazine, who wrote that Osei-Tutu can imagine making a return to Bochum, after their previous failed attempts to bring him back.

German journalist Philipp Rentsch reported that the player clearly wants to go back and would fit Bochum’s recruitment profile, but it’s not clear what conditions Arsenal would set for a transfer.

Osei-Tutu has a deal with the Gunners for one more year, but it seems increasingly likely he could be on the way out this summer.

The 23-year-old has had a very rough time with injuries in recent seasons, but he had a positive loan to League One Rotherham United over the past few months, scoring a vital goal in the EFL Trophy final win and helping them secure promotion.

It feels like the right time for a change, following a positive spell of matches and before his contract actually expires.

Osei-Tutu hasn’t done anything to quell the rumours, posting a picture of himself celebrating a goal for Bochum on his Instagram story. He later deleted the story from his page.

Jordi Osei-Tutu with VfL Bochum (Photo via Bochum on Twitter)
Jordi Osei-Tutu with VfL Bochum (Photo via Bochum on Twitter)

On top of Rotherham United’s achievements as a team, it was a major positive simply to see Osei-Tutu out on the pitch so often this year.

Osei-Tutu made 16 appearances for Rotherham after his January move. Of the five clubs he’s appeared in a senior matchday squad for, he’s only made more than 16 appearances with one of them – VfL Bochum.

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