Max Eberl has finally confirmed that Borussia Mönchengladbach have received a concrete offer for midfielder Granit Xhaka.
The news is being reported by Rheinische Post, as they follow Gladbach during a post-season tour in Switzerland.
Rheinische Post have already strongly claimed that Xhaka is on his way to Arsenal, who have reportedly submitted an offer, but sporting director Eberl had previously denied those suggestions.
Now, though, the 42-year-old has admitted there is a ‘concrete offer’ on the table for the Swiss midfielder, who badly wants his future settled before Euro 2016.
Gladbach have lost key players in previous seasons and always act incredibly quickly to replace them, setting themselves up well in advance of the following season. It appears the same is set to happen again and any delay in Arsenal’s bid for Xhaka could be that the German club are still looking to spend the money that’s on the table to replace him.
There have been links with the likes of Sebastian Rode, Christoph Kramer and Youri Tielemans, as Gladbach hunt for their next midfielder.
The midfielder has already strongly hinted at his Gladbach career coming to an end, saying this week that his time with the club has “virtually come full circle”.
Though Eberl wouldn’t say which club has submitted a bid, it feels like Xhaka’s future will be settled very soon. With the player and both clubs eager to get this over the line, it feels like a matter of time until something is announced.