Borussia Monchengladbach director of sport Max Eberl insists that defender, Jannik Vestergaard, won’t be going anywhere in January despite links with Arsenal and Tottenham.
Arsenal, Spurs and Inter have all been linked with Vestergaard after his strong season at Gladbach. However, the Bundesliga side’s director of sport claims the 25-year-old isn’t going anywhere. At least not in January.
“We don’t intend to let anyone go during the winter,” Eberl said.
The centre-back has featured in every one of Gladbach’s league matches so far this season and even netted three goals.
Arsenal and Spurs are interested because both seriously need to bolster their defence.
The Gunners never replaced Gabriel, who signed for Valencia over the summer. Plus Per Mertesacker is taking over as head of the academy at the end of the season and Laurent Koscielny’s Achilles is causing him all kinds of problems.
Spurs, on the other hand, have Toby Alderweireld sidelined until mid-February with a hamstring injury.
Gladbach are currently sixth in the Bundesliga table and therefore it’s understandable that Eberl is keen to ward off potential suitors of any first team regulars. The club needs a solid squad together for the second half of their campaign if they want to earn a Champions League spot.
Borussia Dortmund (3rd), Bayer Leverkusen (4th), Leipzig (5th), and Gladbach are all tied on 28 points right now, so it’s really close.
Vestergaard has until June 2021 on his contract with Gladbach after joining them from Werder Bremen in 2016. Before that, he was at Hoffenheim.