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Report: Borussia Monchengladbach targets Josh Sargent for summer transfer

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Josh Sargent suffered relegation with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen this season, but could reportedly find himself on the move back to the top flight later this summer.

Borussia Monchengladbach is targeting Sargent for a possible summer transfer from Bremen, Bild reported Monday. Sargent was linked with Gladbach along with Eintracht Frankfurt, Stuttgart, and Bayer Leverkusen earlier in the season, and Gladbach seems to have concrete interest in the young forward.

Gladbach will likely have to pay a €7-8 million transfer fee to Bremen for Sargent’s services, according to the report.

The 21-year-old Sargent joined Werder Bremen in 2018 following a breakout Under-20 World Cup with the United States and finished the disappointing Bundesliga campaign as joint leading scorer for Bremen with five goals in 31 games played.

He finished the season with seven goals and two assists across all competitions, but could not help Florian Kohfeldt’s side avoid relegation to the second tier.

Gladbach missed out on European qualification this season in the Bundesliga, finishing in eighth place and one point behind Union Berlin. Marco Rose’s departure to Borussia Dortmund saw Adi Hutter appointed as the club’s new manager heading into the new 2021-22.

Sargent is coming off international duty with the U.S. Men’s National Team, playing in the semifinals and finals of the rescheduled Concacaf Nations League. The striker did not score in either match, but came close to doing so against Honduras and Mexico.

The USMNT concludes its June schedule on Wednesday against Costa Rica in a friendly in Utah before taking a break ahead of the Gold Cup later this summer.

 

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  1. With some decent mids and a good coach (not like GB) he will blossom. Only fools dont see what he brings now

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      • Just to pick a name randomly, Silas from Stuttgart (who is in the news today for other reasons) is a forward who is (apparently) a year older than Sargent. In the 2019-2020 season, he had 8 goals in 31 appearances. Basically the same production that Sargent had at the same age. In 2020-2021, Silas was Stuttgart’s top scorer with 13 goals in 27 appearances and Everton might be interested in him. Which is why you don’t dismiss 21 year olds who do a lot of good things on the field but who aren’t the finished product yet.

      • Hopefully. One thing I always noticed as a coach is, some guys just have that natural nose for goal and some do not…and Sargent does not seem to have it. Maybe he will prove me wrong, but there is just a certain cutting-edge incisiveness good strikers have. Dike, for instance, radiates it.

        I haven’t yet seen it with Sargent, and I’ve really, really wanted to.

        Hope I am wrong. Maybe that light goes on for him.

  2. Good news for Sargent! His workrate and willingness to be a team player speak volumes about his character. Going to a club that will surround him with some talented players will only provide Sargent an opportunity to succeed. Fully expect much more out of him next season.

    Sargent is the best starting option for the USMNT, considering the team wants to press and win balls back quickly. His athleticism and speed is superior to Prefok. In the 18 yd box Prefok may have an edge on Sargent in finishing and hold up play.

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