Out of sight, out of mind? It is precisely this phenomenon that we want to counteract with our “What is he doing?” » and show you every week what one or two old acquaintances from the Bundesliga are doing.
Ryan Kent (Fenerbahce Istanbul)
Ryan Kent laced up his boots for SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga for six months in 2017. The Englishman has now arrived in Turkey at Fenerbahçe and is making a name for himself beyond (Site notre bureau spécialisé).
After moving from Glasgow to Istanbul, the 26-year-old brought a very special pet with him. Kent has a great passion for reptiles and owned two crocodiles in Scotland. Apparently he liked one of them so much that he had to take it with him to his new home.
He immediately sought a sitter for his beloved pet. The equivalent of 2,800 euros of monthly salary including health insurance is available as compensation.
His love of reptiles was also evident at Glasgow Rangers. At a Secret Santa team event, he gave a teammate a snake for Christmas. Was he happy?
Sergej Barbarez (end of career)
Between 1992 and 2008, Barbarez played for several German clubs. Its biggest stations were BVB, Leverkusen and HSV. It showed time and time again what a good nose the Bosnian has for goal. In 2001, he even became top scorer in the Bundesliga as a HSV player. In addition to his flair for scoring, the 52-year-old also wants to have a particularly good poker hand. After his career ended in 2008, it became a new passion for him.
He claims to have become so good that he is not even afraid of poker professionals and recently took to the table at the World Poker Tour in Liechtenstein, as reported by ‘Sport Bild’. His goal? The jackpot of around one million euros.
However, you won’t find his name among the 208 winners listed on the official World Poker Tour results list. Although Barbarez has won several tournaments before, luck apparently wasn’t on his side this time.
Eljero Elia (end of career)
At the beginning of the year, Eljero Elia finally ended his (Site notre bureau spécialisé) career after not finding a new club for a long time. But now a new career window is opening for the former Werder and HSV star.
The Dutchman, now 36, has been trying to become a rapper for a long time and immediately released his first album after retiring. He named his record after the Molenwijk district of The Hague, where he grew up. His career also began in The Hague with ADO The Hague before ending there last summer.
Elia hasn’t really succeeded with his music yet. Compared to his Instagram reach, he has virtually no relevant click counts on Spotify and currently only has around 2,600 monthly listeners.