With Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich reportedly in a competition of sorts for Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus, Tottenham Hotspur would reportedly like to make this a three-way dance in the “Fight for Florian.”
As Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg notes, however, Tottenham Hotspur’s interest might not be quite as hardcore as Bayern Munich’s. Specifically, the rumored €40 million commitment could be a figure that makes even big clubs balk in this financial climate:
Of the three clubs, none are probably optimal for Neuhaus at this stage of his career:
- Bayern Munich has a two-headed monster (Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka) working as a double-pivot, while Thomas Müller is also in fantastic form.
- Borussia Dortmund might lack the financial stability to make the move and could also be shutout of European competition if it does not turn things around.
- Similarly, Tottenham Hotspur is no sure thing to qualify for the Champions League and might not want to drop €40 million.
Plettenberg does think, however, that if BVB is able to hire Marco Rose as its next permanent manager, Neuhaus might be willing to follow his coach:
❗️Update #Neuhaus: #FCBayern is getting a lot of competition. According to our info, Dortmund wants to sign him for the coming season. #BVB is planning a major upheaval. Neuhaus could follow Rose. The only sticking point from BVB‘s point of view: the €40 Mio! @SPORT1 @berger_pj— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 24, 2021
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes did not hide the fact that his club wants FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi in a bad way and thinks Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino could play a major role in the recruitment.
“It is up to him whether he wants to come or not,” Paredes told Corriere dello Sport (as captured by Sport Bild). “In any case, PSG are trying to convince Messi. To be trained by a coach from your country, and maybe to play alongside Leo, is a great prospect. I hope it happens.”
Well, we already saw Bruno Labbadia sacked and replaced by Pal Dardai at Hertha Berlin:
Recently linked to Juventus, after having been close to join first Fiorentina, then, on a move-back scenario, Genoa, Polish international striker Krzysztof Piatek (25), still possibly parting ways with Hertha Berlin, is growing into more and more of a major last-minute target for Fulham, according to onet.pl. Former AC Milan hitman joined the German club in January 2020.
You have to appreciate this if you have ever seen the Twitter reaction to Hansi Flick’s lineups:
Basically Bayern FT pic.twitter.com/xYl7A72TvB— Luca ⚪#ChampionsOfEurope (@lucaW407) January 24, 2021
I still believe Timo Werner will assert himself and have a great career, but funny is funny.
Tuchel after his first training session with Werner pic.twitter.com/mNJH0GaPcr— Aniket (@SweeperKeeperMN) January 25, 2021
Leon Goretzka does not appear to let snow get in the way of his morning coffee during his day off:
It looks like yet another American prospect is headed to the Bundesliga as Red Bull New York midfielder Caden Clark will make the delayed move to RB Leipzig in 2022:
New York Red Bulls midfielder Caden Clark is finalizing a move to RB Leipzig, multiple sources told The Athletic. The hope is for the agreement with Leipzig to be finalized in the coming days, but his contract with the Bundesliga side wouldn’t begin until Jan. 1, 2022. Clark would remain in New York for the duration of the 2021 MLS season.