Borussia Mönchengladbach sporting director Roland Virkus confirmed to Bild that talks between the club and Florian Neuhaus over a new contract have begun, with Virkus and Daniel Farke both keen on keeping the 25-year-old.
Neuhaus’ contract expires in 2024 but he has been out of action with a ligament injury since early September when he went off injured in a 0-0 draw with Freiburg.
“Sure, that’s us in conversations. The process has been initiated,” Virkus told Bild. He also added how Neuhaus’ role off the pitch may change in the coming years: “The big change may be that he becomes the leader of Borussia. We currently have an axis with many experienced players, we have to form a new axis in the medium term. Young players are part of it – there could be a new challenge for Flo.”
The midfielder joined Gladbach from 1860 Munich in 2017 before being sent out on loan to Fortuna Düsseldorf in his first season at Gladbach. He has since made himself a key part of the team and had the chance to travel to Qatar with the German national team but his injury stopped that.
Gladbach have several key players who have contracts that expire in the summer with Yann Sommer, Marcus Thuram, Ramy Bensebaini, Lars Stindl and Christopher Kramer all having the option to leave on a free.
UPDATE: Speaking to Sky Germany, Niederlechner’s agent, Ingo Haspel, states that his client won’t be in Berlin on Monday to undergo a medical with the capital club. They’re yet to make a decision on where the 32-year-old forward will be playing football next season.
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