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Transfer news: HSV confirms interest in Gladbach’s Laszlo Benes

At Borussia Mönchengladbach there is a change in the summer of 2022. Some players should leave the club, but new players will join. You can find out here on GladbachLIVE what the trend is among the pros who wore the Gladbach jersey in the past Bundesliga season or were loaned it out by them.

  • Player: László Bénes
  • Position: Central midfield
  • Balance 2021/22: 14 competitive games for Borussia (1 assist)
  • Alter: 24
  • market value: 3 million euros
  • Contract until: 30. June 2024

Borussia Mönchengladbach: Transfergerüchte um László Bénes

Since 2016 laces László Bénes (24) his football boots Borussia Monchengladbach. At the age of just 18, the Slovak moved from MSK Zilina to the Lower Rhine. Since then, however, his career with the foals has been rather mixed. Although Bénes has made 65 competitive appearances (2 goals/6 assists) in his six years with VfL, he has never really established himself there. The competition in his position was too great to give him a regular place in the foals in the long term.

For this reason, Bénes, who has played for the Slovakian national team since 2017, has been loaned out by Borussia to other clubs several times to gain match practice. In 2019 he played for Holstein Kiel in the 2nd Bundesliga and in 2021 he played for Bundesliga competitor FC Augsburg.

During his loan, Bénes was able to record 16 second division games for Kiel (2 goals/6 assists) and the Slovakian was also used regularly in Augsburg (11 games/one goal/one assist).

Back in Gladbach, however, the 24-year-old has rarely had the chance to prove his talent. Just 311 competitive game minutes are available for the past Bundesliga season. Bénes was often under ex-coach Adi Hütter (52) in the squad, but remained unused.

The competition in midfield was too great, where alongside Florian Neuhaus (25) and Christoph Kramer (31) and at times midfield octopus Denis Zakaria (25/now Juventus Turin), youngster Manu Koné (21) in particular was convincing.

But: Is there a chance of improvement at Bénes for the new season? At least the foals come with them Daniel Farke (45) a new man on the sidelines for players to prove themselves under.

Nevertheless: As of now, the competitive situation in midfield is still great, Bénes remains only an outsider chance.

So it’s no wonder that the Slovak is still part of transfer rumours, since moving to another club could give him more playing time and bring him back into focus for the national team (Bénes was recently only called up on call).

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Most recently, the Hanseatic League in particular is said to have shown great interest in the Foals’ midfielder. So he should both with Bundesliga promoted Werder Bremen, as well as with the second division Hamburger SV were on the wish list.

Werder were already interested in the last winter transfer period, but a transfer did not materialize.

Borussia Mönchengladbach: Will Bénes stay or will he change in the summer?

The latter is said to have recently dealt intensively with a commitment from the Slovakian national player. However, a purchase for HSV should currently be less of an option. Probably also because Bénes in Gladbach still has a valid contract until 2024 and with a market value of around three million euros it could not be cheap for the former Bundesliga dinosaur.

Instead, the Hanseatic League want to loan Bénes for the coming season, according to several media reports. An option that could also appeal to Borussia, who are said not to be planning Bénes for the coming season, but who also don’t want to sell him.

HSV sports director confirms interest in Gladbach’s Bénes

According to the report of theKicker’ from June 19, 2022, Bénes is set to become a Hamburger SV player this week. According to the magazine, it is certain that the Slovakian midfielder wants a permanent move to Elbe without another loan.

And: HSV sports director Jonas Boldt (40) also confirmed when asked when the second division team started training on Monday (June 20): “It’s more than just a rumor. He (Bénes, editor’s note) is a very, very exciting player who would suit us.”

GladbachLIVE forecast: László Bénes was already considered a potential candidate for deletion from the Borussia squad in previous transfer windows. He has now had his chances several times under different coaches, but has never been able to deliver in Gladbach in the long term. Since his contract runs until June 30, 2024, Borussia does not have the pressure to sell this player well below market value for the time being.

Conversely, this means that Bénes should not be a complete bargain for a potential buyer, a seven-figure transfer fee would have to be paid in order to be able to commit the Slovak firmly.

However, one thing is clear: Despite the change of coach, Bénes will only have outsider chances in the Borussia squad in the coming season. A Transfer therefore makes sense for both parties. Bénes could generate more playing time and be more in the sights of national coach Pavel Hapal (52), Gladbach could invest the transfer fee in new players and finally bring fresh blood to the Borussia squad.

However, it remains to be seen whether Bénes and Borussia will finally part ways or whether the Slovak will be loaned out for the third time. And: Whether the midfielder is ultimately really drawn to HSV in the second Bundesliga cannot yet be finally confirmed. A move to the Hanseatic city seems to be becoming more and more likely at the moment.

The fact is: With departures in Hamburg (Kinsombi to SV Sandhausen, on loan from Chakvetadze and possibly Kittel to the USA), Bénes could fill the vacancy in the eighth position of the northern club. And: At HSV, the central midfielder would meet an old acquaintance: the left-footed player worked with coach Tim Walter (46) in the second half of the 2018/19 season at Holstein Kiel.

A move to the Hanseatic city could make sense for Bénes and give him the fresh start he needs to get his football career going again.

Ex-Borusse and Bénes confidant Igor Demo (2000 to 2005 in Gladbach) sees it that way. The Slovak advises his compatriot to change. “Laci should have gone even earlier,” said the 46-year-old recently in “RP“-Interview.

“He had two loan deals but they didn’t help him. It didn’t go optimally, also because of many injuries. It’s a great pity and I stand by the fact that he has what it takes to become a good man in Gladbach. He has now taken important steps and got married. It is now important for him to take a new path as a footballer. I was faced with the same decision back then at PSV Eindhoven, I was in a dead end. Then came Borussia and the new path was the right one. The best I could go. I wish Laci that things will go the same way for him.”

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