Julian Weigl to undergo Borussia Mönchengladbach medical

Borussia Mönchengladbach have reached a total agreement with Benfica to sign Julian Weigl (26) on loan.

As reported by Sky Germany, Weigl will undergo his Gladbach medical on Thursday ahead of signing a contract. The defensive-midfielder could also be in Daniel Farke’s squad for Sunday’s game vs Mainz.

After weeks of negotiations, Farke appears to have secured his desired player for the No. 6 role. BMG and Weigl had an agreement for some time but if the player was to leave this summer, Benfica had a preference to sell. But because of Gladbach’s financial situation and Weigl’s desire to return to the Bundesliga, SLB have settled on a loan agreement.

Initially, Benfica wanted between €15m and €20m for Weigl, too much for Borussia. If everything goes to plan, the 26-year-old will return to the Bundesliga.

Weigl played 171 games across all competitions for Borussia Dortmund before leaving for Benfica in 2020.

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