American Exports: Borussia Mönchengladbach showing interest in USMNT's Fabian Johnson
Fabian Johnson may be on the growing list of US internationals who could be on the move in 2014.
A report from German outlet Bild has Borussia Mönchengladbach interested in Johnson, who has been with TSG Hoffenheim since 2011, for a potential free transfer during the summer transfer window. In the report, Mönchengladbach head coach Lucien Favre confirmed the club’s interest in the German-American, whose name has been linked to several Bundesliga teams and is out of contract with Hoffenheim at the end of the current season.
Johnson is primarily deployed at left back or left midfield positions, his favored spots with the US national team as well. But the versatile 26-year-old can also play on the right. He logged three assists in eight games for the US in 2013.
A move to Mönchengladbach, the former home of current USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley and retired goalkeeper Kasey Keller, would be a step up for Johnson. They are currently in third place in the Bundesliga and hold the league’s final automatic berth to the UEFA Champions League. Hoffenheim is in 12th place on the current campaign and finished just outside relegation in 16th last season.
Johnson has one assist and no goals in 12 appearances this season for Hoffenheim.