Borussia Mönchengladbach is back on track after a disappointing season and seems to be able to play a word for the international places. With signings like Itakura and Weigl, the Colts have done well to compensate for the departures of one or two players, although it must be noted that most of the stars have stayed. We take a look at the players who have turned their backs on the Foals, however.
The central defender has surprisingly switched to SC Freiburg and not to a big club. However, the Breisgauer are also at the top thanks to Ginter, who has been one of the top performers since his return and has made his disappointing previous season forgotten. Ginter not only convinces with his usual stable defensive performance, but was also a real factor in front of the opposing goal. With two goals and three assists, the defender has a total of five scorers in the Bundesliga and Europa League. So far, the transfer has paid off for both the player and the club.
The attacker from Switzerland has joined AS Monaco for 12.5 million euros. The 25-year-old got off to a good start there. Embolo is a regular player and was able to score three goals in all competitions, which is not a mega quota, but it is a start. In addition, the injury-prone player has not suffered any injuries and has been ready to play every matchday.
The midfielder switched to HSV to give the Hamburg game structure and class. However, the newcomer lost his place in the first eleven after the first two matchdays and has mostly played as a joker since then. With a goal and two assists, however, he was able to recommend himself for the starting XI and was allowed to play from the start again for the first time on the 9th matchday. The competition in the HSV midfield is strong, and Benes is feeling the effects. Nevertheless, he was able to do his part for first place in the table.
The young defender kicks on loan at Burnley FC in the Championship. The 22-year-old has already made his starting eleven debut there and will probably also be the first choice in the coming games. Not much else can be said about the young defender because he was only loaned out shortly before the transfer ended.
The 24-year-old goalkeeper was loaned out to Roda JC in the Dutch second division. The young goalkeeper has been there since matchday three, but has had to get behind him five times in the last two games.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper has been on loan for SV Meppen since the summer. Kersken is a regular there and has conceded 15 goals in nine third division games.
Bennetts moved from the island to Gladbach in the summer of 2020, but almost exclusively played games for the reserve team. The 23-year-old only made five appearances in the Bundesliga. The attacking midfielder left the Foals this summer but is currently without a club. The left-footed player trained with Darmstadt for two weeks, but Lilien ultimately did not sign him. So the search must go on.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Gladbach departures in check: Ginter and Embolo already top performers.