Chelsea planning surprise move for €20m-rated Bundesliga attacker

The London giants are set to raid the Bundesliga once again, following the appointment of Thomas Tuchel and one footballer they are keeping a close eye on is Jonas Hofmann.

The Borussia Monchengladbach winger faces an uncertain future at the club after Marco Rose announced his departure and a move away from Borussia Park next campaign could be on the horizon.

A product of the Hoffenheim youth academy, Jonas has worked with Tuchel during their time together at Borussia Dortmund. He was in charge of the footballer during his first campaign at the club, with the attacker notably playing only seven Bundesliga games before being sold to Gladbach for a fee of £7m.

It turned out to be a real bargain for Foals as Jonas has enjoyed a massive improvement in his game during his time at Borussia Park. Especially under current manager Rose, the German winger has become one of Gladbach’s leading creators, notably being involved in 12 goals in only 15 games this term.

In addition to his productivity, the 28-year-old winger has become much more versatile and can play not only as a wide playmaker but also as a number ten and even as a number eight, if required. His chance creation and versatility are combined with a brilliant work-ethic that makes him a vital asset in Gladbach’s first line of press.

Hofmann’s displays in the Bundesliga has undoubtedly impressed Tuchel, who will be keen on signing more versatile attackers in his team this summer. Mount is a talented star but he can be way too one-dimensional at times, while Ross Barkley is likely to leave Chelsea on a permanent deal, with the Blues reportedly looking for £40m.