Luca Netz joins Borussia Mönchengladbach from Hertha Berlin
Borussia Mönchengladbach have signed German international left-back Luca Netz from Hertha Berlin, the 18-year-old signing a five-year contract with the capital club.
Netz entered the Bundesliga scene at the end of last season, making his debut in a 3-0 win over Schalke in January and scoring his first goal to win a 1-1 draw with VfB Stuttgart in February at the age of 17 years, eight months and 30 days.
“Luca Netz is a very interesting player who we have watched for a long time,” said Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl. “In this role he is one of the brightest talents in Germany and we are very happy that he has decided to join Borussia Mönchengladbach.”
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Although he passed Kevin-Prince Boateng’s return as the club’s youngest goalscorer, Netz faced stiff competition from Maximilian Mittelstädt and Marvin Plattenhardt for his place at left-back, and a fractured metatarsal. suffered in March did not help her cause.
Fritz Walter’s 2020 bronze medalist, Netz has scored five goals in 23 appearances for Germany up to U17 level. He could make his Gladbach debut as early as Monday, when the Foals face Kaiserslautern in the DFB Cup first round.