Borussia Mönchengladbach star midfielder Florian Neuhaus has been relentlessly linked to Bayern Munich over the last few months. From his father’s Bayern Munich fandom to his game-winning goal against the Bavarians earlier this month, the 23-year-old star has piqued the interest of the club and its fans alike.
While Neuhaus does have a release clause in his contract that would allow him to leave M’Gladbach this summer, Sport1 reporter Florian Plettenberg does not think the Germany international has an inclination to leave Borussia-Park for the Allianz Arena just yet:
❗️Update #Neuhaus: Sportbild has reported that he has a fixed exit clause. True. According to our info, it is in the 40-mio-€ range & can be pulled in the summer. Neuhaus feels comfortable at #BMG. Nevertheless: Transfer possible. Tendency: No change to #FCBayern! @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 22, 2021
At €40 million in a COVID-19 world, the price tag on Neuhaus might be a little high for Bayern Munich, especially for a player that would not project to be a starter next season.
The interesting question is what could be holding Neuhaus back from wanting a move to Bavaria? Sure, he is said to be happy and comfortable with Borussia Mönchengladbach, but Plettenberg says a transfer is still “possible” — just probably not to Bayern Munich.
The obvious answer if the presence of Thomas Muller, Leon Goretzka, and Joshua Kimmich. With those three players filling the 10, 8, and 6 positions, Neuhaus might not see a clear pathway to playing time and has also seen many a midfielder go to Bayern Munich with hopes of earning a starting role, only to be relegated to the bench.
Whatever the case, Neuhaus will only continue to garner more interest with the types of performances he has put forth this season.