Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly among the clubs that have their sights set on Matthias Ginter, who has a €35 million price tag.
According to a report by Bild, Matthias Ginter could be set to leave Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer transfer window. Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing the 27-year-old German defender, valued at around €35 million, with Inter Milan, Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig also tailing him.
Ginter has made phenomenal progress since joining Borussia Monchengladbach from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017. Over the last four years, the German international has gone on to establish himself as one of the best defenders on show in Bundesliga, amassing 147 appearances for Die Fohlen and even chipping in with 10 goals and 5 assists.
However, Ginter is facing an uncertain future with Gladbach, with his current contract set to run out in a little over a year’s time. With there being no guarantees over the prospect of signing a new deal, clubs are starting to line up in his pursuit, with two of the suitors being Liverpool and Tottenham.
Liverpool appear set to bolster their defence in the summer transfer window by signing Ibrahima Konate from Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig. However, it is likely that the Reds will sign a second centre-back, considering the fact that Joel Matip has faced his fair share of injuries in recent times, while the future of Ozan Kabak beyond the expiration of his loan deal is not certain.
As a result, the Merseyside giants have been linked with Raphael Varane, with Ginter also a viable target. Tottenham, on the other hand, could be set to line up a long-term replacement for Toby Alderweireld, who has been tipped for a summer exit, while Davinson Sanchez has question marks surrounding his position at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
To that end, Spurs have shown an interest in Odilon Kossounou, Sven Botman and others, with Ginter an option worth considering. In fact, Tottenham have already leapfrogged Liverpool in pursuit of the 27-year-old defender, having already made an offer for him.
Prising him away from Gladbach will not burn a hole in a suitor’s pockets either, with Ginter valued at around €35 million. Meanwhile, Liverpool and Tottenham have the likes of Inter Milan, Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig for company in pursuit of the German international, although Die Werkself could bow out of the race due to his valuation.
What now remains to be seen is if Liverpool or Tottenham are prepared to pay the required €35 million to land Ginter, or if they try to negotiate a lower transfer fee. It will also be interesting to see if the player is willing to stay put in Bundesliga by committing his future to Gladbach.