Borussia Mönchengladbach loses Jonas Hofmann – Sport na

Bayer Leverkusen took local rivals from Mönchengladbach its best player.

Borussia Mönchengladbach is in a very difficult position. He had a bad season where he was unable to compete in European competitions. However, as a result of past negligence, they lost their key players for free – striker Marcus Thuram, left-back Ramy Bensebaini and forward Lars Stindl. There isn’t much to transfer. At the club, they hope this can happen after cashing in on the immensely talented 21 year old Manu Kony. The problem is that the Frenchman has a knee injury and it is not known whether he will now get the expected 40 million euros.

Big blow

Gladbach’s glimmer of optimism was the fact of buying Jordan Beyer on loan to Burnley. Thanks to this, “Żrebaki” raised EUR 15 million for a player who would not be difficult to replace. But recently, a huge blow hit them. It turns out that information about Jonas Hofmann’s departure.

“Bad news for Gladbach as he is the team’s best, most consistent and most efficient player,” he tweeted Tomasz Urban, German football pundit and commentator on Viaplay. No one expected him to leave. Hofmann will turn 31 this week and has enjoyed the best of his career at Borussia. But that’s not enough.

The club wanted to offer the player a new contract, reportedly agreeing what he wanted, but in the end, the current Germany international said he would use the release clause included in his contract. This is very low, being almost 10 million euros, which was not a problem at all for Bayer Leverkusen, who decided to activate it. In Moenchengladbach they were fed up with Hofmann’s decision. Not only did they offer great contract conditions, but the player left the team after 7 years at a difficult time.

There’s no love

In addition, Leverkusen are Gladbach’s local rivals and there is clearly no love between the two clubs. Borussia have always viewed Bayer with some disdain as a work team made for pharmaceutical companies, which is why they have more respect for the third in the Rhine derby – Cologne (they also hate each other). Therefore, Hofmann’s departure to “Die Werkself” will certainly not earn him the sympathy of the former club.

And how big these losses are, the numbers show. Germany is a player from a position that has yet to be determined. He can play on either wing, on the pendulum, in midfield, as an attacking midfielder, but also as a fake forward. In the national team, he was even tested … at right back. For Gladbach he played 214 games, scoring 48 goals and 51 assists, and in the previous three seasons in Canada scoring (total goals and assists) he achieved the following results: 26, 18, 21. At Leverkusen they could only be happy to sign a solid player , while at Borussia promises a very difficult season.

In the photo: Jonas Hofmann is one of Borussia Moenchengladbach’s key figures.

Photo. ANP/SIPA USA/Press Focus

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