Nico Schulz has completed a move to Borussia Mönchengladbach from Hertha Berlin for an undisclosed fee – believed to be in the region of €3M.
The left-back has signed a four-year-deal with the Foals, and will look to break into the starting line-up ahead of the 29-year-old Oscar Wendt, and Fabian Johnson – who is predominantly a right sided full back but sometimes plays on the left.
At just 22, Schulz is the sort of player that Gladbach usually look to sign. Young, cheap, and with bags of potential.
He joins Thorgan Hazard (22), Andreas Christensen (19), Lars Stindl (26), Josip Drmic (23) and Tobias Sippel (27, still young for a keeper), in joining the club this summer.
Lucien Favre has strengthened his side well ahead of their return to the Champions League, although they have lost Christoph Kramer – who was crucial in the centre of the park last season – as his two year loan deal from Bayer Leverkusen has ended.
Schulz made 51 appearances for Hertha in the Bundesliga, all of which came in the last two years. He scored one goal, which came last season against Paderborn.