By Danny Wright
Borussia Dortmund enforcer Matthias Ginter will complete a move to Borussia Monchengladbach within the next few days despite being offered a deal from Tottenham, according to a report.
German news outlet Kicker claims that several offers from the Premier League were made for the defensive powerhouse, but he has instead decided to stay in the Bundesliga.
It is understood that Ginter is keen on a move to Monchengladbach, who have shown a lot of progression over recent years.
The move certainly comes as a surprise though, as Ginter is one of the most highly-rated youngsters in German football at the moment and has had no such trouble getting first-team football at the Signal Iduna Park.
The Evening Standard has previously reported that his top displays for Dortmund prompted Spurs to scramble their scouts in order to keep close tabs on the 23-year-old as he represented Germany in a pre-Confederations Cup friendly with Denmark.
It was also reported that Dortmund value Ginter at £17.5million.
The 14-times Germany international made 42 appearances across all competitions for BVB last term as they finished third in the Bundesliga and reached the quarter finals of the Champions League.
Football Insider Verdict
Ginter could have been a brilliant addition to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad but he now seems to have missed out on the German because of the lure of staying in the Bundesliga. Spurs probably do need another centre-back this summer, preferably one who can play on the right so he can form a back three with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld. Eric Dier can play that role, but his displays as of late – especially for England – have been less than desirable. There aren’t many flaws in the Spurs squad but Pochettino does need to add strength in depth as Dier and Kevin Wimmer aren’t encouraging back-up options in the heart of defence.