Gladbach to marry DFB star – Eintracht Frankfurt also said to be interested

Julian Weigl (No. 15) returned to the national team for the international against Israel (2-0).

Julian Weigl (No. 15) returned to the nationwide staff for the worldwide in opposition to Israel (2-0).Image: IMAGO / Team 2 / IMAGO / Team 2

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After practically 5 years and not using a nomination for the nationwide staff Julian Weigel nonetheless appeared resigned in early March: “It would be an enormous shock if I jumped on the World Cup practice,” he declared on the “Kale Podcast.”

Shortly after that, lower than two weeks later, got here a name from nationwide coach Hansie Flick Weigel really made his sixth worldwide look in a pleasant in opposition to Israel.

In a 2-0 win over Israel, Hansi Flick (right) lets Julian Weigel play for an hour.

In a 2-0 win over Israel, Hansi Flick (proper) lets Julian Weigel play for an hour. Image: Imago / Sven Simon

Like many German professionals overseas, Weigel does not get probably the most consideration at Benfica in Germany and subsequently does not appear to have had an opportunity within the nationwide staff for a very long time. After being named Benfica’s “Footballer of the Year 2021”, he nonetheless had to wait 9 months earlier than the brand new nationwide coach nominated him. The former Dortmunder can now return to the Bundesliga to suggest himself for the World Cup.

Benfica need 15 million euros, Gladbach need to bid lower than 10 million euros

Portuguese sports activities magazines “Record” and “Sky” unanimously report, Borussia Monchengladbach are at the moment engaged on signing the 26-yr-previous. According to the pay TV broadcaster, nonetheless, Benfica ought to demand 15 million euros for his six (market worth: 22 million), however Gladbach can not afford the double-digit million sum.

According to “Record”, Eintracht Frankfurt Weigl is said to be on the listing. According to the data of “Sky”, nonetheless, this could not be the case.

Weigl moved to Portugal in January 2020 for €20 million, making him the second most costly signing in Benfica’s historical past. He fought for an everyday spot in his first season and has been one of many prime performers ever since.

Julian Weigl (l.) - here in a game against FC Porto - was in 2021 by Benfica fans

Julian Weigl (l.) – right here in a recreation in opposition to FC Porto – was awarded the “Cosme Damiao Award” for the perfect Benfica participant of the yr by Benfica followers in 2021.Image: Picture Attachment / Pedro Rocha

So far, Weigel has performed 111 video games for Benfica (5 objectives), most not too long ago reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in Lisbon. However, Weigel has but to win a title with the Portuguese document champion.


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