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Alessandro Schöpf may go on loan to Borussia Mönchengladbach

Alessandro Schöpf thinks he may go on loan to Borussia Mönchengladbach, or another Bundesliga side, on a multi-year loan.

Karina Hessland

After an extremely impressive campaign as the lynchpin in the Bayern Munich II central midfield, Alessandro Schöpf let "slip" that Bayern Munich were looking to send him on loan starting next season.

The 20-year-old Austrian specifically mentioned that Borussia Mönchengladbach was in play and that the potential for a multi-year loan was likely. Speaking at the press conference prior to Bayern Munich II's promotion playoff against Fortuna Köln, Schöpf said "I would be very happy if I could get some match practice in a higher league., It would be a step forward."..."The decision is not with me. I'm waiting. I'll give them as long as they need, and I hope that I will as soon as possible get an answer."

After a single season with the Bayern Munich II team, a jump all the way to the Bundesliga would be an immense step-up and indicative of the talent and potential the Austrian U21 international possesses. While there is the potential for a loan to another side, Borussia Mönchengladbach is undoubtedly one the youngest, and most exciting, sides in the Bundesliga with one of the best coaches in Lucien Favre. Alongside international breakouts like Granit Xhaka, Max Kruse, and Cristoph Kramer, Borussia Mönchengladbach would be one of the best sides for the development of Alessandro Schöpf into a first team stalwart for Bayern Munich.

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