West Ham United are among the clubs interested in the services of Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter.

According to ExWHU Employee, West Ham United are in the market for Matthias Ginter. The Borussia Monchengladbach defender has emerged as one of the hottest prospects in the German market after confirming his departure when his current contract expires at the end of the season.

It means Ginter will be available on a free transfer next summer, thus putting multiple clubs across Europe on red alert. The likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are already keen on securing a Bosman deal for the German international, whereas a return to Borussia Dortmund may also be a possibility.

West Ham have emerged as the latest club to have been linked with a move for Ginter. The Gladbach defender appears to have impressed David Moyes with his no-nonsense defensive philosophy, which is complemented by his aerial prowess and the ability to pass the ball out from the back.

The defender bags a wealth of experience as well, having featured in a combined total of 278 Bundesliga matches during his time at Dortmund, Freiburg and Gladbach. A majority of his appearances have come in Gladbach colours, with the 27-year-old’s defensive combination alongside Nico Elvedi contributing to a large part of the club’s success over the past few years.

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 18: Matthias Ginter during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and 1. FC Nuernberg at Borussia-Park on December 18, 2018 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Ready to move on from Gladbach. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

However, with his contract coming to an end next summer, it is time for Ginter to take the next step in his career. And while it seems the German has top clubs lining up for his signature, a potential move to West Ham could be a logical step from the player’s perspective.

With less than a year remaining before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Ginter would be keen on securing his status as a first-team regular in the German national team. Hence, the defender may favour getting regular minutes at West Ham, who are currently in the market for defensive reinforcements in the wake of Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma’s respective injuries.

Ginter’s portfolio should make him a guaranteed starter in the team, although it remains to be seen whether the German international can resist the temptation of joining a bigger club.

The Hammers have no shortage of alternatives either, in case they do miss out on Ginter. In fact, they are reportedly in the market for the 27-year-old’s international teammate in Niklas Sule, although the Bayern Munich superstar is also courted by Real Madrid and Chelsea.

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