According to a report from transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, Juventus and two English clubs are all in contact with Borussia Mönchengladbach regarding midfielder Denis Zakaria.
Zakaria is a free agent at the end of the season and Gladbach might be looking to get something for the midfielder rather than risk losing him for free in July:
Official. Denis Zakaria has communicated to Borussia Mönchengladbach his plan to leave the club as free agent at the end of the season. ⚪️ #BMG— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 29, 2021
FC Bayern, Barcelona, Juventus and two English clubs are in contact with his agent. Nothing agreed/decided yet.
It has been a bad week already for Gladbach. Just yesterday, Matthias Ginter declared he would be leaving as a free agent at the end of the season. That could represent two valuable assets leaving the club for free. It is easy to estimate that the players could have brought Gladbach back at least €50 to €60 million combined if they were sold last summer.
Now, though, the club is slugging through a season where it might not have a chance at Europe in 2022/2023 — and where it could lose two key players for free.
For good measure, Gladbach announced the upcoming moves on their Twitter account:
Bei weiteren Spielern, deren Verträge zum Saisonende auslaufen, gibt es Klarheit: @Deniszakaria8 hat Borussia mitgeteilt, dass er den Verein im Sommer verlassen möchte. Auch @MatzeGinter wird in der nächsten Saison nicht mehr für #dieFohlen spielen.— Borussia (@borussia) December 29, 2021
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