German international defender Matthias Ginter has made the decision to leave Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of the season.
“After a long thought, I have decided not to renew my contract, which comes to an end this summer,” the 27-year-old said in an Instagram post. I decided to take a new path in my career in order to develop personally and professionally.”
Ginter arrived in Mönchengladbach in 2017 from Borussia Dortmund on a five-year contract for 17 million euros, and “I owe Borussia a lot and the club and its great fans will always be in my heart,” he said on Wednesday. The player, who started his career with the German national team in 2014 and was with them when they crowned the World Cup in Brazil, confirmed that he will give everything this season with Mönchengladbach. The announcement of Ginter’s departure comes at a time when Mönchengladbach are suffering this season, instead of competing for one of the top four qualifiers for the Champions League, the team finds himself in 14th place with the half-season, by a margin of only two points from 16th-placed Stuttgart.