Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed that Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter has chosen them as his next destination, snubbing reported interest from Tottenham.
Gladbach confirmed on Twitter that the versatile defender is set to officially complete his move to the Borussia-Park on Tuesday afternoon once he completes a medical – with a fee thought to be somewhere in the region of €15m.
Ginter fills a hole in the Gladbach defence left by the departure of Andreas Christensen back to Chelsea at the end of his loan deal, with the opportunity to be a starter at the Bundesliga side thought to have been the deciding factor in choosing them over Spurs – who already have Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier established as first-team options at centre-half.
Dortmund confirmed the impending move on their own Twitter account, writing: “Matthias Ginter will move to Borussia Mönchengladbach. More information in the near future. Take care and thank you for everything, Matze!”
Ginter returned from Russia this week after winning the Confederations Cup with Germany, wasting no time in getting his future cleared up upon his return from national team duty.
The 23-year-old started 26 Bundesliga games under Thomas Tuchel last season, also picking up half a dozen Champions League starts in an up and down season for the club which saw them scrape into third place in the league on the final weekend with a dramatic 4-3 win over Werder Bremen.