'So solid, reliable and dependable': Joachim Low is a huge fan of Newcastle's latest target
CalcioMercato revealed earlier this week that Newcastle United have opened talks with Borussia Monchengladbach over a move to sign Matthias Ginter in the January transfer window.
The Magpies, despite their first win of the season last weekend, are in trouble. The risk of relegation is as big as it can be at the moment and they need all the help they can possibly get to avoid the drop.
A new defender will be high on Eddie Howe’s wish list ahead of next month’s transfer window. A number of names have been linked already, but Ginter is arguably the best one for the job at hand.
Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning manager, Joachim Low, is a big fan of the Gladbach man.
Joachim Low on Newcastle target Matthias Ginter: He is undervalued by the public
The ex-Germany boss said in 2019, as per Bundesliga.com: “I have the feeling that he’s undervalued by the public. When he’s played with us, he’s always done his job well.
“As a coach, you know what to expect from him. He’s dependable and he’s able to do what we want him to do, which is to help build the play up from the back.
“He’s improved defensively too. He has a certain calmness about him, which is what makes him so solid, reliable and dependable.”
Ginter would be an incredible signing for Newcastle. The 27-year-old is hugely versatile. He can play in central defence, at right-back and also in defensive midfield. That’s a fantastic trait to have, and Howe could really benefit from signing him.
The German is immensely experienced as well. He has played over 300 senior games at club level and has 46 caps for his country. At 27, he is at the prime of his career, and if Newcastle are smart in negotiations, they could get him for a bargain fee next month.
Ginter will enter the final six months of his contract at Monchengladbach in January. It doesn’t look like he will extend his deal, which is a big boost for Newcastle. However, there will be plenty of other clubs interested in his services as well.
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