Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has said the Bundesliga club will do everything they can to hold on to rumoured Tottenham target Matthias Ginter.
Tottenham strengthened their backline through the additions of Cristian Romero and Emerson Royal during the summer transfer window.
Ginter, who has been a consistent performer for Gladbach over the last five years, was another name who was allegedly on the North London club’s radar over the summer (Bild as relayed by Sport Witness).
The versatile defender, who is capable of playing as a centre-back, right-back and even as a defensive midfielder, ended up staying put at Borussia Park. However, the German international is now into the final 12 months of his contract at the club.
Reports from Italy claimed last week that Spurs were one of a number of clubs across Europe monitoring Ginter, given his contract situation.
The Lilywhites are alleged to be facing competition from the likes of Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, who are also thought to be eyeing the 27-year-old.
However, Eberl has now announced that Gladbach have no intention of letting Ginter leave and are determined to do all they can to hold on to the defender.
He told Gladbach Live: “The goal is to bind Ginter and (Swiss midfielder Denis) Zakaria to the club for the long term.
“We will do everything we can to make offers to the players that will then be accepted.
“The players (Ginter and Zakaria) know how valuable they are to us and how much they are valued at the club. We want to convince them Gladbach is also the right next step.”
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I am not surprised that we are looking at Ginter as the opportunity to land a defender of his experience and quality for a cut-price deal, could be seen as too good to turn down.
However, he is likely to have plenty of options across Europe whether Gladbach do put him up for sale in January or he becomes a free agent next summer.
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