Gladbach sporting director addresses Zakaria to Manchester United transfer rumours

Borussia Moenchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has admitted Denis Zakaria could be sold this month.

Zakaria has been subject of interest from Manchester United, German outlet SPORT1 reported this week.

At present United have not made an offer, despite the claim the Swiss midfielder could be available for just £6 million.

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‘Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl has confirmed he is open to cashing in on Zakaria while he can, with the midfielder out of contract in the summer.


Eberl told Tag24: “It cannot be ruled out that one or two more players will leave us,” before adding there are “no specific offers” for the club to consider at present.

The report adds that the fee should be ‘only change’ to a club of United’s size and remark Ralf Rangnick admires Zakara highly.

United intentions unclear

Signing Denis Zakaria would benefit United’s entire team, strengthening the midfield, the area of the pitch where the team needs improving the most.

The Swiss international will be available on a free transfer in the summer, but competition for his signature will increase at this point, and his subsequent wage demands could increase further.

We took a look this week at what a move for Zakaria would mean for each of United’s midfielders, with Nemanja Matic’s prospects at the club likely coming to an end. A move to sign his replacement is long overdue.

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For just £6 million, Zakaria is a bargain who helps United’s midfield get younger, faster, and better. It is a low risk signing, but the problem is that the Red Devils won’t be the only club considering a move.

At a bargain price, clubs across Europe will have Zakaria on their shortlist and there is a strong chance one will take a gamble before the month is over.

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