Always on the hunt for versatile players, could Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter be on the radar of Bayern Munich?
Steadily improved, the now 25-year-old is an undisputed regular player under Dieter Hecking. Ginter has experienced a lot in his relatively young career. Should he take the next step and go to FC Bayern Munich?
Benjamin Pavard has signed with the record champion, while the names of Lucas Hernandez and Niklas Stark are still haunting Säbener Straße. So why not a deal with Ginter? The kicker asked the national player exactly this question. “The recent news of an interest from Tottenham or Arsenal are not the first of its kind. They are in focus at many top clubs, even FC Bayern was brought into the conversation some time ago,” Ginter was asked.
The defender replied. “I’m totally relaxed about this topic. I see the huge potential that our team has and what can come of it,” the German says cryptically and states: “Out of respect for Gladbach, I do not really talk about other clubs. In addition, I learned from my time in Freiburg not to respond to any rumor.”
Werder Bremen wants Bayern Munich loanee Marco Friedl to stick around. Sporting director Frank Baumann made it know that Die Werderaner thinks highly of the 20-year-old Austrian, even if he doesn’t play all that much.
That we want to continue with him, continues to exist. Also from his side, he is basically interested. He feels comfortable in the team, the city and the coaching team. We have a very high opinion of Marco. But Ludwig (Augustinsson) and Niklas (Moisander) are very important players for us, who recently had no downtime.
The Austrian defender has not seen much game action since his loan. This season, Friedl has only played for 227 minutes in four games across all competitions.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen said that he thought about leaving Camp Nou back in 2016 after spending two seasons sitting behind Claudio Bravo:
Of course, you start to ponder [your future] because playing football is the most important thing. It would not have been better if the coach had said: ‘You’re playing in the league now and [Bravo] in the other competitions.’ That was not what I wanted, and in 2016 came the situation where I had to think about leaving Barca.
The @FCBayernUS Twitter account posted this video put together by the Bundesliga on midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara. Give it a look...you won’t be disappointed.
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