5 Borussia Mönchengladbach players to look out for next season
Last week we dropped our first officially licensed packs of Borussia Mönchengladbach SEASON REVIEW cards.
So what better way to celebrate the release of these brand new release than to get you up to scratch on which players you will want to hunt for to add to your collection?
Let’s start at the back with one of die Fohlen’s longest serving players – Yann Sommer. An acrobatic keeper who is excellent between the sticks, Sommer has plied his trade in Germany since his switch from Basel in 2014.
Considered somewhat of a legend at Mönchengladbach, his best campaign in black and white came just three seasons ago. Despite finishing tantalisingly close to the top four, Sommer shone, keeping 13 clean sheets, the second most in the division (behind Peter Gulacsi of RB Leipzig).
Last term saw Daniel Farke’s side finished 10th beating some top teams along the way, but the 33-year-old shot stopper can still perform amongst the best in the Bundesliga and help his team to regain their spot in European competition.
Jonas Hofmann is another, like Sommer, who has spent most of his senior career wearing black and white. Next year will be his seventh with Mönchengladbach after he transferred from Borussia Dortmund as a 23-year-old.
This player has gone from strength to strength since making the switch, directly contributing to 64 goals in 181 games. At 29-years-old, he is reaching the peak of his powers. Last term was the most fruitful of his career, as his goal tally surpassed 10 for the first time.
Furthermore, Hofmann is a versatile asset. He was mainly played just behind the striker by previous Head Coach Adolf Hütter last term, but has also proved his worth in central midfield, out on the right, and can even fill in at right back if needed.
We’re sure he’ll be a crucial cog in the Mönchengladbach machine in 2022/23.
Son of French World Cup winner Lilian, it’s safe to say Marcus Thuram has some big boots to fill. Unlike his father, Marcus plays up front and is slowly making a name for himself in the process.
He joined die Fohlen from Guingamp in 2019 in what initially seemed like a big challenge for such a young player.
However, he took to the change of scenery with ease. The 24-year-old set the league alight in his first campaign, scoring 10 and assisting eight in 28 starts.
Despite his impressive start to life in Germany, he has struggled with injuries and missed 12 league matches in the last 12 months, suffering four different setbacks.
Hopefully with a clean bill of health next season, Thuram can kick on and rediscover some of the form that saw him establish himself as one of the most exciting prospects in the Bundesliga!
On the subject of exciting prospects, we turn to Breel Embolo, who in his days at Schalke was a youngster with one of the highest ceilings in world football.
Although Embolo has performed well from time to time, fans feel that there is still more to give for Mönchengladbach.
Throughout the final five matches of the 21/22 season, Embolo struck four times and assisted once.
This could be just the momentum he needs to kick on next season and fire Monchengladbach up the Bundesliga standings. Certainly one to watch!
Our final pick is yet another attacking player. Pléa likes to lead the line, however, with the presence of the aforementioned Embolo, he is often moved over to the left, or into an attacking midfield role.
The 29-year-old moved from Nice in the summer of 2018 for a club record fee of over £20 million.
Furthermore, Pléa has notched up double digits for goals in three of his four seasons in Germany, the most successful of which occurred two campaigns ago where he also contributed 10 assists on top of his impressive strike tally.
This goal scoring prowess helped Pléa’s side put some Bundesliga giants to the sword; as they dispatched Leipzig and Hoffenheim convincingly towards the end of the season.
You can get packs of Officially Licensed Futera Borussia Mönchengladbach SEASON REVIEW cards now! Every card is individually foil-numbered with Base Set cards limited # to 30, and rare Parallels # to 15, # to 9, # to 5 and ultra-rare '1 of 1' 24ct gold plated framed cards.