Juventus target Matthias Ginter insists he will take his time deciding where to go next when his contract with Borussia Monchengladbach expires in the summer. Corresponding Calciomercatothe versatile German defender is in no hurry to embark on any rush calls as Gladbach seek to tie him to a new contract.
Ginter has spent his entire professional career in the Bundesliga. After growing up in Freiburg, he moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2014. The 28-year-old made his name at Signal Iduna Park before moving to Gladbach in 2017.
He has developed successfully over the past five years at Borussia-Park and has established himself as one of the highest-rated defenders in the German top flight. However, a lack of long-term projects at Gladbach, coupled with a thoroughly disappointing 2021/22 Bundesliga campaign, has put Ginter off signing an extension.
The Germany international has plenty of options to choose from with numerous top European clubs looking out for him. Although several Premier League sides have expressed interest in signing Ginter, the defender’s future could lie in Serie A.
After Inter tried to capture his signature in January, Juventus are now poised to hijack the reigning champions’ pursuit of the Gladbach star. With Leonardo Bonucci not getting any younger and Giorgio Chiellini’s retirement plans yet to be revealed, the Bianconeri are looking for a new defender.
Juventus could bid farewell to Matthijs de Ligt, who has emerged as a transfer target for resurgent La Liga heavyweights Barcelona. The Dutchman’s agent Mino Raiola appears keen on brokering a move to the Camp Nou which would leave Massimiliano Allegri’s side exposed in defence.
De Ligt’s potential exit would bring the club significant cash but Juventus are known for signing top players on free transfers. As such, it’s hard to stop the record Serie A champions from stepping up their pursuit of Ginter.