Barcelona contact 27-year-old German Centre-back

Harry Kane (9) of England in action against Matthias Ginter (4) of Germany. (Photo by Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Harry Kane (9) of England in action against Matthias Ginter (4) of Germany. (Photo by Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) /

Ronald Koeman is reportedly interested in landing German center-back Matthias Ginter in the summer. According to Sky Sports Germany, Barcelona is heavily interested in the 27-year-old defender and they feel that the player would be an ideal signing given the club’s current situation.

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Barca faced a lot of injuries with their aging center-backs last season which forced the coach into trying out upcoming youngsters like Ronald Araujo and Oscar Mingueza. While the young defenders have shown great potential, the Catalan giants are looking for the replacement of their star veteran Gerard Pique and Ginter has been shortlisted as one of the solutions. He’s only 27 and has a lot to give, as evident with his recent performances in the Euros.

The reports from Sky Sports state that Barcelona has made contact with Borussia Monchengladbach over the defender and the German club is reportedly keen on receiving some money for the player. The German side is definitely interested to cash in on the center back but fortunately, the 27-year-old will not be as expensive as other Barcelona targets such as Manchester City‘s Aymeric Laporte and Villareal’s Pau Torres.

Matthias Ginter could potential be a great signing for Barcelona

The defender is extremely talented and has been one of the best and most consistent Bundesliga players over the last 5-6 years. He has been with Borussia Monchengladbach ever since his arrival in the summer of 2017 and has contributed a lot to their recent success. Despite being a defender, he has got many goals and assists to show for his attacking contributions. He also had a pretty solid UEFA Euros campaign with the German side. Unfortunately for him, Germany lost in the round-of-16 to England as goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane put an end to their run.

Ginter would be a decent signing for Barca given the fact that he is great on the ball and his feet. He’s brilliant at passing and moving the ball around and he is also very good at moving into empty spaces in order to receive possession of the ball and then progress it forward. He is also a major aerial threat, being extremely good at winning headers and clearing set pieces. He will fit in perfectly at the Nou Camp without any major issues, especially given the fact that Ronald Koeman sometimes enjoys playing as 3 at the back.

If the Catalans do end up landing this German gem, it will be a win-win situation for both parties. The defender will get to prove himself on a much higher level in club football and the Blaugrana will have a solution to their current defensive problems.

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