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Bayern Munich looking to sign Matthias Ginter of Borussia Mönchengladbach this summer or next

The Bavarians are aiming to finalize the deal by Tuesday.

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In a surprising turn of events, Bayern Munich are allegedly dealing with Borussia Mönchengladbach over the possibility of signing defender Matthias Ginter. This is being reported by German outlet Sky Deutschland, which claims that the Bavarians had previously decided to acquire Ginter as a free agent next summer in internal discussions, but are now attempting to sign him before this transfer window’s deadline day on Tuesday. Gladbach, from their point of view, would also prefer to cash-in on Ginter, rather than lose him for a free transfer next year.

Die Roten are allegedly in hot pursuit of the experienced Germany International, who can cover multiple positions in defense. While not exactly an attacking full-back, Ginter could be tasked with deputizing for Benjamin Pavard at right-back. The futures Niklas Sule and Chris Richards also remain uncertain at this point and Ginter’s signing, in this sense, could provide Julian Nagelsmann a stable option in central-defense and even implement his three-man backline.

Ginter was previously linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid for a brief period, when Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl had admitted that the Foals weren’t in the financial position to extend his contract. Now, however, it appears that the 27-year-old could be heading to Munich.