02/12/2021; 8:45 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
The Anfield side will have to compete with Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Juventus and Roma for the signature of the Swiss international.
With the season approaching the midway mark, clubs haventified the chinks in their armour and are looking for fortification come January. The current situation seems to portend there will be plenty of movements in January, unlike previous years.
Newcastle, with a lorry load of cash, hope to bring in the players that can help the team avoid relegation. Despite the limited funds available to clubs, it should be a busy January with players crisscrossing from one club to the other.
One player that has attracted plenty of interest is Bundesliga star, Denis Zakaria. The Swiss international has seen his stock rise in recent years and has attracted interest from some of the big clubs in Europe.
Players have decided that the best plan is to run their contracts to the end before negotiating new deals. It puts plenty of power in the players’ hands and allows them to get the best deal possible.
Like Paul Pogba and his likes, Denis Zakaria has a contract that runs out in the summer of 2022 and his club Borussia Monchengladbach is keen on holding on to him. It is an uphill task for Gladbach as the vultures are already hovering.
According to recent reports, Liverpool has jumped ahead of the queue to sign the midfielder. The report also claims that the Swiss player is interested in working with Jurgen Klopp. It gives Liverpool an advantage over other clubs in landing the player.
It will not be plain sailing for the English club, with Gazzetta Dello Sport (as cited by Sport Witness) reporting that German giants Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Juventus are interested in the player.
It is a dicey situation for Borussia Monchengladbach as Zakaria holds all the four aces.
Born to a South Sudanese mother and a Congolese father, Zakaria has found a home in Switzerland, his place of birth. The 25-year-old is gradually working to the top after playing for Servette and Young Boys before switching to Monchengladbach in 2017.
Interest from some of Europe’s heavyweights is a testament to the level his game has reached. It looks most likely that his German sojourn is about to come to an end after five years.
Zakaria has made 138 appearances for Borussia Monchengladbach and has scored 11 times. He has also made 38 appearances for the Swiss national side, with a move to the Premier League generating a lot of heat recently.
Despite the qualities that Zakaria boasts, the limited time left on his current contract means that he won’t cost a lot. Borussia Monchengladbach may ask for a figure between €8m and €10m to make a January move.