In demand Leipzig striker Timo Werner has indicated that he may be open to a move to the Premier League next summer. The 21 year old was one of the cornerstones of Leipzig’s success last season (they finished second behind Bayern and ahead of more fancied teams like Dortmund and Leverkusen) and played in their first ever Champions League game against Monaco last night. Team-mate Naby Keita has already agreed a move to Liverpool and Werner might choose to follow the former north to England. Continue reading “Timo Werner indicates he might be open to Premier League switch next summer”
Borussia Monchengladbach have completed the signing of promising Swiss youngster Nico Elvedi. The 18 year joins from FC Zurich and has been capped by Switzerland at various youth levels.
Gladbach, who will compete in the Champions League this year thanks to their third place finish in the Bundesliga, said that Elvedi had penned a four year contract, and they thought the player had the goods to make it big in Germany.
Elvedi is a versatile player who can feature as both a central or a right defender, and can even fill in as a central midfielder, should the need arise.
Ilkay Gundogan is seemingly on his way to Manchester United after Borussia Dortmund officially announced that he will not extend his contract with the club. Gundogan is contracted to BVB till 2016, but has said he will not pen an extension, and that almost certainly means Dortmund will listen to offers for him this summer, or they’ll risk him going for nothing like Robert Lewandowski went to Bayern.
United have been long time admirers of Gundogan, and while he’s struggled for fitness in recent times, he’s slowly reaching his 2012/13 levels where he was a key cog in Jurgen Klopp’s Champions League runners up side. Continue reading “Gundogan to Man Utd? Or will Chelsea hijack bid?”