Borussia Mönchengladbach search for a backup striker

Rheinische Post reports that Borussia Mönchengladbach are searching for a backup for striker Tomas Cvancara and have a list of players who could fill the role.

The stand-out name on the list is Union Berlin’s Jordan. The American fell out of favour at Union at the end of last season and with the arrival of Datro Fofana, Mikkel Kaufmann and Benedict Hollerbach it is likely that he will fall further down the pecking order. The 27-year-old only joined Union last summer from Young Boys for €6m and he currently has a contract at the club until 2026. 

Other names that Gladbach are interested in are Sebastian Polter (Schalke), Anastasios Douvikas (FC Utrecht) and Sydney van Hooijdonk (Bologna). 

Currently, the only backup to Cvancara is 20-year-old Grant-Leon Ranos. The striker is not yet proven at Bundesliga level, having spent the majority of his time with Bayern Munich II in the Regionalliga.

The addition of a backup striker would mean that there would not be a big drop off in quality if Cvancara was injured or suspended, while it would also give Ranos time to develop and become accustomed to Bundesliga football.

GGFN | Jack Meenan 



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