Gladbach's Matthias Ginter decides against FC Bayern: The national player is about to switch to SC Freiburg.
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FC Bayern can remove the next central defender from the list of candidates. DFB star Matthias Ginter is moving to SC Freiburg.

Update from May 4th, 2:45 p.m.: Now the thing is fixed! Matthias Ginter returns to SC Freiburg on a free transfer. The central defender is leaving Borussia Mönchengladbach after five years and rejoining his youth club.

“I wanted to do something very special again in my career and there is nothing more special for me than returning to the sports club and my home country,” the 28-year-old is quoted as saying on the sports club’s website. In Freiburg, Ginter will wear shirt number 28, and nothing is known about the contract period.

Change to Bayern? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! Ginter before returning to SC Freiburg

First report from May 2nd: Munich/Freiburg – Dem FC Bayern the options on the transfer market for a new central defender are gradually disappearing. After the transfer of Niklas Süle from Munich to Borussia Dortmund, which has been in place for some time, Nico Schlotterbeck from Freiburg will also move to BVB next summer.

The gap in Breisgau should be with the Gladbacher Matthew Ginter again fill an old acquaintance. For Bayern this means: Three German internationals and central defenders would be off the market in one fell swoop.

Matthew Ginter
Born: January 19, 1994 (age 28), Freiburg im Breisgau
Height: 1.91 m
Weight: 85kg
centre-back
Market value: 24 million euros
Contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach until: 06/30/2022

FC Bayern: Next central defender from the market – Ginter before moving to SC Freiburg

According to consistent media reports, Matthias Ginter prefers Borussia Monchengladbach to his old homeland Sc freiburg. The German international should be loud sports1 travel to Breisgau after the Gladbach Bundesliga game against RB Leipzig on Monday evening and complete the medical check-up. The 1.91 meter tall defender could then sign a long-term contract later this week and move on a free transfer in the summer.

The return of Ginter, who became a professional in Freiburg and came to Gladbach in 2017 via the detour of Borussia Dortmund, would definitely be surprising in his home country. The 28-year-old is said to have been on the list of several top international clubs, with Aston Villa from the Premier League apparently in the running until the very end. Also that FC Bayern Munich and Inter Milan were said to be interested in Ginter. In Freiburg, which will be represented internationally next season, the national player apparently wants to increase his chances in the DFB jersey for the 2022 World Cup.

FC Bayern: Ginter was an alternative for central defense

For FC Bayern, the search for a new central defender and successor for Niklas Sule, who will move to BVB, to develop into a fiasco on the transfer market. Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rüdiger have other plans than moving to Munich. With Nico Schlotterbeck, a young, talented central defender recently decided to join BVB.

Gladbach’s Matthias Ginter decides against FC Bayern: The national player is about to switch to SC Freiburg. © Gladys Chai von der Laage/Imago

The bosses are likely to be too annoyed about a missed Ginter transfer Hasan Salihamidzic and Oliver Kahn probably not. Matthias Ginter is said to have been an issue internally at Bayern Munich, but there were no concrete negotiations with the players. In addition, Ginter was apparently not considered a “1A” solution in the club. Rather be than Süle-Ersatz an internal solution under discussion. (ck)

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