Borussia Mönchengladbach star midfielder Florian Neuhaus is one of the hottest names on the transfer market, but according to the latest issue of Sport Bild (print edition), the 23-year-old might have some difficult choices to make.
Bayern Munich is obviously one of Neuhaus’ primary suitors and is pushing to trigger his alleged €40 million exit clause. To do so, Bayern Munich will reportedly have to generate some income via player sales per Sport Bild (we have heard this rumor before).
Simple enough, eh?
From there, things get a bit more complicated.
Neuhaus has not completely ruled out spending another year at M’Gladbach as his current contract runs through the 2023/2024 season. This could actually be somewhat beneficial to both Bayern Munich and the player as the Bavarians could use another year to generate more revenue organically, while Neuhaus could continue to excel on the pitch and drive up his salary and bonus demands.
One thing that could throw a major wrench into that thought process, however, is if current Borussia Mönchengladbach boss — and future Borussia Dortmund manager — Marco Rose attempts to persuade Neuhaus to join him at Signal Iduna Park.
It could just be some pure speculation on Sport Bild’s behalf, but it is not inconceivable that Rose would seek to bring a familiar face with him.
Update: 6:35AM EST
Marco Rose publicly stated that he will not be taking any M’Gladbach players with him to Dortmund:
That could be taken with a grain fo salt, of course, but Sport Bild’s Christian Falk tweeted that Bayern Munich might be looking at 2022 as the timeframe to acquire Neuhaus: