World Cup-winning centre-back gives Tottenham hope over summer signing

Matthias Ginter in action for Borussia Monchengladbach

Matthias Ginter has cast doubt on his future at Borussia Monchengladbach, with Tottenham reportedly looking to take the World Cup-winning centre-back to the Premier League.

The 27-year-old will become a free agent next summer, leading to a number of clubs showing interest in a potential signing. Spurs are chief among those, with Fabio Paratici still looking for defensive options – given that summer signing Christian Romero is only on loan in north London.

The report from Gladbach Live states the reason why the German club are not offering the player a new deal.

Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl said: “Well, we actually couldn’t make an adequate offer to Matthias Ginter as a German national player.

“We just didn’t have the financial means at the time.”

Eberl did add, however, that with Covid restrictions now lifting and fans back in the stadium, Gladbach could still potentially open talks to keep the player.

But with nothing concrete on the cards, Tottenham, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are all keeping an eye on the former Dortmund star’s situation. Liverpool, meanwhile, have also been linked with the player.

As for the player himself, Ginter spoke about his contract situation recently.

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He said: “No, he [Eberl] has not yet contacted me. I am curious. But he has also explained why he has not yet been able to make an offer.

“No, there is no such day [when contract talks are scheduled to begin]. But I don’t think it will take until spring.

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“I know that many contracts at Borussia will expire next year. It remains to be seen when we will sit down.

“There aren’t really any plans yet. Of course, I’m worried because the contract is about to expire and no concrete offer has yet been made. But I’ve never talked about other clubs.

“As long as I wear the Gladbach jersey, it would be unfair and disrespectful to speak publicly about other clubs. I’ll see what happens in the next few weeks. I’m relatively relaxed about the situation.”

Ginter was valued at £20million during the summer window and could be available for half that in January. That is unless his prospective new club agrees a pre-contract in the new year, with a view to a free transfer in 2022.

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