Gladbach’s sports director spoke about the possible departures of Marcus Thuram and Ramy Bensebaini. Will Bayern hit the French?
Borussia Mönchengladbach’s sporting director Roland Virkus expects top performers Marcus Thuram and Ramy Bensebaini to stay this winter, but in view of their contracts expiring at the end of the season, a departure in the coming summer seems quite likely.
Opposite of German press agency Virkus initially said about possible January changes between the two stars: “It’s utopian to believe that you can still get a lot for a player who only has half a year of contract left. You have to weigh up what a player gives you can still give half a year to what he brings you financially.”
According to Virkus, the Gladbachers want to extend the contracts with both players, but they “only have limited influence. There are certain financial limits in this club. In addition, I cannot guarantee any player here to play internationally every year,” emphasized the 55-year-old .
Gladbach: Thuram allegedly in Bayern focus
According to media reports, Bayern have their eye on 25-year-old Thuram in order to strengthen the storm center with him next year. According to Sky, the Frenchman’s contractual situation should be particularly attractive for Munich.
It is unclear whether the German record champions would also be open to a winter transfer. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic recently emphasized that a “clear strategy had been chosen” and that it “must be carried out now. We can’t change strategies every day. That’s not possible”.
Thuram has attracted attention this season with an impressive goal quota: In twelve competitive games he has ten goals and three assists. Its market value is estimated at 20 million euros.