Xhaka Could Leave Gladbach

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Sporting director at Borussia Mochengladbach, Max Eberl has revealed Granit Xhaka could leave the club at the end of the season.

Xhaka has been a core part of the Gladbach midfield since joining from Basel in 2012 and could be on his way out.

The Switzerland international has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Bayern Munich, with the midfielder open to leaving the club.

“I have a childhood dream, that is the Premier League. Whether I play two or a hundred games in England, I would like to eventually make this childhood dream come true,” he told Tor Fabrik, while admitting he had his eyes on Francis Coquelin’s No. 34 shirt at Arsenal.

Gladbach, meanwhile, have frequently sold their top talents in recent years, with Marco Reus departing for Borussia Dortmund, Marc-Andre ter Stegen snapped up by Barcelona and Max Kruse and Christoph Kramer heading to Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen respectively.

Eberl admits the 39-times capped Switzerland international could be the next name on that list by the end of the campaign, but believes the club can remain competitive by buying a replacement intelligently.

“We have lost players like Reus and ter Stegen, Kruse and Kramer. In the summer perhaps Granit Xhaka will go,” he told Sport Bild.

“We need a good mix between buying and selling to take the next step.

“After four successful years, we are not yet on a par with Bayern, Dortmund, Leverkusen, Schalke and Wolfsburg.”



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