As one of the lowest scoring teams in Germany, Hamburger SV needed help an attacking sense and they got just what they wanted on Deadline Day.
They signed striker Josip Drmic from Borussia Mönchengladbach on a loan deal and also captured Swedish striker Nabil Bahoui from Al-Ahli. Both are quality strikers and are expected to help Hamburg this season.
Hamburg are currently 11th in the Bundesliga.
Bahoui bolsters the ranks
Out of the two signings, Bahoui is the one that many may not recognize. The Swedish striker has been has scored 26 goals in 64 games for AIK in the two years he was there in the Swedish league.
But he made just 10 appearances with his club from Saudi Arabia and is now off to the Bundesliga. He is a more of an unknown quantity as he hasn't played against a lot of teams from Germany but, Hamburg are excited about his potential as he signed a deal until June 2018.
"Nabil is a technically skilled player who looks for one-on-one situations on the wings. He is a threat to any goalkeeper," Hamburg sporting director Peter Knäbel told the media.
Drmic desperate to get going
Drmic is more known to Hamburg and their fans as he has played against them with Gladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and 1. FC Nürnberg. The Swiss international left Leverkusen for the Foals last year but has failed to make a huge impact on the team.
He scored just once this season and Gladbach are obviously disappointed with his performance, but the forward has a contract until 2019 so a loan deal for Drmic seemed to make the most sense. The Borussia-Park outfit will hope that a change of scenery will help the Swiss regain his goal scoring form that landed him a move from Leverkusen to Gladbach in the first place.
He will provide experience - despite his tender years - to the Hamburg attack and is still a top quality striker in the Bundesliga; he will be hopeful of making an impact for the club.