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Borussia Mönchengladbach want €40m for Chelsea-linked Jonas Hofmann

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Don’t want to sell buuuuut...

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Every player has a price, as the saying goes, and Jonas Hofmann’s is €40m.

That’s the word from Borussia Mönchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl, who seems to think that’s not a figure that any club will meet but if they do, he certainly will take it laughing all the way to the bank. Considering that previous reports claimed that Hofmann could be available for as low as €15m, Eberl’s probably not wrong on either count.

“We live in a time when you can’t rule anything out. We certainly don’t want to sell Jonas. But if at some point a club is offering €40 million for Jonas, we can’t say we’re not interested.”

-Max Eberl; source: Bild am Sonntag via BuliNews

Hofmann, currently with Germany for Euro 2020, has also been linked with the likes of Leicester City, Spurs, and Atlético Madrid, to name the few that Bild also name, but there seems to be little to this beyond a bit of agenting as the 28-year-old enters the final two years of his current contract.

Of course, as Eberl says, you can never rule anything out. Hofmann did work briefly with Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund a few years ago, and he’s obviously good enough to be part of the German national team. But surely we’ve moved beyond the concept of wasting money on such squad-filler-type signings by now.