Man Utd, Arsenal and Newcastle 'monitor' £9m-rated Bundesliga assist machine

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The latest transfer talk from Old Trafford as Manchester United make early plans for the summer transfer window.

Manchester United have been named as one of several clubs monitoring the progress of Borussia Monchengladbach’s highly-rated left-back Luca Netz.

The Germany Under-21 international was widely tipped to make a big impression in the Bundesliga after shining within Hertha Berlin’s youth setup prior to his move to Monchengladbach in August 2021. Shortly after making that switch, Gladbach coach Adi Hütter explained how far he believed Netz could go in his career at Borussia Park.

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He told Bild: “Luca is a boy and has to become a man before he can reach his full potential. But it's fun to watch such a great talent develop. He’s totally carefree, but also cheeky. Luca will become quite important for Gladbach in the future.”

Netz has firmly established himself as a regular in the Gladbach first-team over the last three years after making over 70 appearances for a side now managed by Gerardo Seoane. He has also proven his quality in the attacking third with 13 assists and two goals during that time and that has reportedly captured the attention of several clubs around Europe.

According to HITC, the main interest has come from the Premier League with the Red Devils, Arsenal, Newcastle United and Chelsea all said to be monitoring Netz’s progress as his side look to put in an improved performance after the remainder of the season as they sit in twelfth place in the table following Saturday’s home draw with Koln.

All four Premier League clubs are said to have watched Netz in action in recent weeks and West Ham United also dispatched representatives to watch the 20-year-old in action earlier in the season. However, the biggest threat for any potential suitor for the talented left-back could come from Bayern Munich as they grow increasingly concerned over the possibility of losing Alphonso Davies to La Liga champions Real Madrid.

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