Borussia playmaker Mönchengladbach insists no deal has been reached for him to move to the Allianz Arena in 2022
Liverpool-linked midfielder Florian Neuhaus has denied making a deal to join Bayern Munich.
Neuhaus draws many admirers from afar ahead of the summer transfer window, after experiencing another impressive campaign at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Liverpool are believed to be evaluating an offer for the 24-year-old, but the Allianz Arena has been touted as his most likely next destination, and it has been reported that Bayern have already made a deal to get him on their books in 2022.
What was said?
The German champions are said to be ready to trigger Neuhaus’s € 40m (£ 35m / $ 49m) release clause, but the talented playmaker claims he is fully committed to his contract at Gladbach – which is to last until 2024.
“I read that my transfer to FC Bayern in 2022 was already a done deal. I can clearly deny it here and now,” Neuhaus said. TZ.
“I haven’t signed a contract anywhere except with Borussia Mönchengladbach. I feel very comfortable there right now.”
However, the Gladbach star has admitted that he is ready to return to his childhood home in Upper Bavaria at some point in the future.
“The house is a very important point for me. I can very well imagine living in Markt Kaufering again later,” he added.
“But I also found a piece of house in Düsseldorf [after a loan spell at Fortuna in 2017-18], where I met my girlfriend, and I feel very comfortable in Gladbach. “
Neuhaus record in Gladbach
Neuhaus has racked up 116 appearances in all competitions for Gladbach since joining club from 1860 Munich in 2017.
The Germany international has contributed 16 goals to their cause, including eight in the 2020-21 season, and also has 20 assists to his name.
What else did Neuhaus say?
Neuhaus has won five caps for his country so far and has been included in Joachim Low’s squad for this summer’s European Championship, which is due to start on June 11.
The midfielder was joined in the German camp by Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich and Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund, and he is delighted to have seen the duo recalled to the international fold after a two-year exile.
“For Germany the stronger players should always appear. I think we have a very good team with a good mix,” said Neuhaus. “With Thomas and Mats I wouldn’t always just highlight their experience, they bring a lot more with them on and off the pitch.
“They can just give the team a lot with their footballing qualities. They are also two good guys who bring a good atmosphere to the team.”