With Denis Zakaria and Matthias Ginter, Borussia Mönchengladbach will lose two top performers in the summer at the latest. There is also a risk of leaving left-back Ramy Bensebaini – of all things to the competition.
As the “image“-Zeitung reports, Bayer Leverkusen is courting the services of the Algerian national player, who crashed with the defending champion in the preliminary round of the Africa Cup of Nations.
At the Werkself, Ramy Bensebaini would be a replacement for Mitchel Bakker. The 21-year-old Dutchman was last linked with a move to Newcastle United.
But Leverkusen would have to dig deep into their pockets for Bensebaini. His contract with the foals runs until 2023, and there is talk of a transfer fee of 22 million euros. The report does not reveal whether Bayer is currently working on a winter transfer or wants to sign the full-back for the coming season.
If Leverkusen are actually serious, Borussia probably has a bad chance of keeping the 26-year-old in their ranks, as the outgoing sports director Max Eberl recently emphasized: “It has often been the case that we have observed the same players, but Bayer usually has completely different options than we do.”
Bensebaini once traded at Bayern Munich
The 48-year-old has “great respect for Leverkusen. How consistently they have been able to make great transfers, build great teams and have to cope with departures again and again for around 25 years, you always look with envy “.
Last November, meanwhile, Bensebaini was linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
As the “Gazzetta dello Sport” reported, the German record champion is said to have asked about Bensebaini and sent a loose request in the direction of the Lower Rhine. However, the rumors did not become more concrete.