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Do Borussia still have to do something in terms of new personnel this winter transfer window so that he can play in international venues in the second half of the Bundesliga?
The recent home defeat (2: 3) by Bayer Leverkusen made it clear that Borussia Monchengladbach has problems in attack as soon as striker Marcus Thuram (25), who has a knee injury, is not available.
Gladbach: The rumor mill is already running
Coach Daniel Farke is missing a second striker in the middle who, like Thuram, can continue to take defenses on his toes and deliver effective strikes with his fitness, uncanny strength, goal threat and pace.
In short: without swelling, there is no boom in Borussia for Europe!
Leverkusen’s late double-kick by pony captain Lars Stindl (34) can’t gloss over that.
January 31st is the “deadline”.
GladbachLIVE asked Farke on Monday (23 January 2023) if the 46-year-old would like another storm tank for the current squad.
“If we don’t have the best striker in the league, it’s not easy,” says Farke. “(…) We can’t fill all the positions properly. Marcus is a good player with international standing. If you don’t have one, it’s difficult. We’re not Economically and financially lucky like other clubs who can fill all positions enough two or three times. We have to accept that.”
“As a coach, you want more and more quality and you want to get the best international players in all positions,” Farke continues.
The Gladbach coach also emphasizes: “It’s not always that easy in winter. We’ll be fully up by the end of the transfer window. You also have to honestly say that it only makes sense if someone improves our quality there. If not – it’s just for show, we don’t need To additional players. We have enough there.”
Due to the effects of the Corona crisis, Borussia’s war chest is no longer so full that VfL could quickly sign another big player in the Thuram class.
The club closed the 2022 financial year (1 January to 31 December) with a double-digit loss of one million.
It is therefore difficult to find an affordable, higher-quality Thuram backup on the transfer market until January 31.
On Monday, Timothy Weah’s name popped up in the Gladbach rumor mill. The 22-year-old American is under contract with LOSC Lille (France).
However, Weah (market value twelve million euros) relies on a right-wing position, so in terms of profile he will not be Thuram’s backup.
Another name being circulated: Jadon Anthony (22) from the English Premier League moved up to Bournemouth. However, the English player (market value five million euros) is a left winger, so he is not a striker either.
Recently, even DFB forward Niklas Volkrug (29) has been linked with Gladbach. The Werder Bremen player is the heart of the attack, but he is also 29 years old, has a market value of ten million euros, and has a contract with Weser until 2025.
It is unlikely that Borussia will be able to afford such a surprise at the moment.
However, the gap in European Cup places became noticeably larger due to the bankruptcy of Leverkusen.
Fohlin fans are already hoping Thuram (10 goals) on Wednesday (25 January) in the Bundesliga duel in Augsburg (8.30pm) will provide the necessary goal rush against Borussia!
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