Freiburg’s Ginter is said to be on the verge of joining Monchengladbach.
Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester United have been snubbed in their pursuit of Freiburg’s Matthias Ginter as the German agrees to join Borussia Monchengladbach, reports Spox.
The pair were among a host of clubs – also including Borussia Dortmund – who were keeping a close eye on the 20-year-old.
The Mirror reported as far back as June 2013 that the Gunners were interested in the defender and that was before Ginter enjoyed the brilliant season with Freiburg that he is currently.
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The centre-back has played 32 matches in all competitions this term and also earned his first full cap for the Germany national team in a friendly against Chile on March 5.
It’s this form that has led United and Dortmund to show their interest – as the Daily Express reported in early March – yet against the odds Gladbach have won the race.
Red Devils manager David Moyes has flown personally to Germany in the past to watch Ginter play, as the Scot looks for a long-term replacement for club captain Nemanja Vidic – with the 32-year-old having agreed to join Inter Milan in the summer.
The starlet would also represent a cost effective acquisition, with it thought that an offer of around £7m would be enough to convince Freiburg to sell.
The Bundesliga outfit are currently hovering in the relegation zone and Ginter would have been certain to leave if they were to go down to the second tier in any case.
Gladbach on the other hand have been performing above expectations this term and are flirting with a Europa League place for the 2014/15 campaign.
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