Owomoyela race hots up
By Thomas Zeh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have joined the race for Patrick Owomoyela.
The race for Arminia Bielefeld star Patrick Owomoyela has gathered momentum with the news that Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have joined Schalke as strong admirers of the powerful right back.
Owomoyela, born to a German mother and Nigerian father, impressed greatly whilst taking part in the German national side's pre-Christmas tour to
The 25-year-old made his international debut and played a total of three games under new boss Jurgen Klinsmann.
Although the pacey right-sider has made just 18 starts in the Bundesliga, the top sides in
It is expected that, while his contract runs until June 2006,
The player's agent, Uwe Kathmann, has admitted that his client is ready to leave the Alm in a bid to showcase his talents at a higher level and secure a starting spot in the national side in time for the 2006 World Cup on home soil.
Ç£Before the end of the winter break, Patrick will publicly announce his desire to move elsewhere at the end of the seasonÇ¥, Kathmann told Sport-Bild.
While big-spending Shalke remain the favourites for Owomoyela's coveted signature, the recent interest shown by Bayern, and Ruhrvalley rivals