The 23-year-old has quickly established himself as one of the brightest young talents in the Bundesliga after arriving from FC Basel as a teenager in 2012.
This season, Xhaka has been captaining ‘Gladbach in the absence of Tony Jantschke and has by all accounts been doing a very good job leading the side to fourth place in the Bundesliga table.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all seem to have a need for a defensive midfielder, with injuries or lack of form/talent in the position seemingly weakening all three sides and the Swiss international seems to be a perfect fit for all three sides.
When asked on German TV if his club would consider selling their star man, ‘Gladbach’s Sporting Director Max Eberl admitted that it isn’t guaranteed that the 23-year-old will stay at the club.
There are always situations where every club has to think of each option. It depends partly on our sporting success. It depends on the performances of Granit and of course on the price. As of today, we are glad that he is with us and hope that he stays for a long time. There’s no [asking price] for me.