Chelsea plotting another raid on the Bundesliga ‘as Frank Lampard lines up deal for Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter’ following summer arrivals of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz
- The 26-year-old German has been likened to Sergio Ramos by Lothar Matthaus
- The centre-back could leave the Bundesliga club for just £30million in January
- Germany legend Matthaus said ‘Ginter has become a leader at the back’
- Frank Lampard wants a defender as Antonio Rudiger could leave in January
The Blues have already raided the Bundesliga for Timo Werner and Kai Havertz this past summer.
Matthias Ginter could be the latest German star to swap the Bundesliga for Stamford Bridge
The centre back has been likened to Real Madrid captain Ramos by the man who skippered Germany to the World Cup in 1990, Lothar Matthaus.
Matthaus told Sky Sports Germany: ‘Ginter has become a leader at the back, in a similar way to Ramos at Real.
‘He doesn’t just give instructions to his team-mates, but leads them as well. That’s what Ginter is doing really well at the moment. He reminds me of Ramos.’
Lothar Matthaus (right) has likened Ginter to Real Madrid’s legendary defender Sergio Ramos
Ginter could leave Monchengladbach for £30million in January, and could become the latest player in through the doors at Stamford Bridge after a summer spending spree in excess of £200m.
Frank Lampard has already strengthened his back line by signing veteran Brazilian defender Thiago Silva, however he wants another option at centre-half as Antonio Rudiger could return to Germany after a loan moved to Tottenham fell through in the summer.
Matthaus added: ‘He’s full of confidence nowadays, and has become a big personality.
‘In the past, he wasn’t as vocal and tended to follow the pack. Now he’s taking on responsibility and making important decisions – defensively and in attack.’
Ginter’s international team-mates Timo Werner and Kai Havertz joined Chelsea this summer
Ginter joined Gladbach from Bayern Munich for £15.5million in 2017, after he struggled to hold down a regular starting spot at the Allianz Arena.
He began his senior career with SC Freiberg in 2012, before joining Bayern two years later.
The German international helped Monchengladbach finish fourth in last season’s Bundesliga, securing Champions League football for Marco Rose’s side.