By FRANCO PANIZO
Fabian Johnson could be one of the Americans on the move next summer.
According to a report from German outlet Bild, Borussia Mönchengladbach are eyeing Johnson ahead of a potential free transfer for him during the 2014 summer transfer window. Mönchengladbach’s Lucien Favre reportedly confirmed to Bild the club’s interest in the versatile Johnson, who is drawing interest from several Bundesliga teams and whose contract with Hoffenheim ends at the conclusion of the current campaign.
While Johnson has been a regular starter for Hoffenheim since signing with the club in 2011, a move to Mönchengladbach would seem like a step up for him. Mönchengladbach are currently in third place in the Bundesliga and hold the league’s last automatic UEFA Champions League berth, while Hoffenheim sit in 12th with 18 points from 17 games.
Mönchengladbach finished in eighth place last season and are no strangers to U.S. Men’s National Team players, having formerly employed midfielder Michael Bradley and retired goalkeeper Kasey Keller.
The 26-year-old Johnson has 12 league appearances this season, but has yet to find the back of the net. He scored three goals in Bundesliga play during the 2012-2013 campaign and netted twice in the prior season.
As with the United States, Johnson has been deployed at a number of positions by Hoffenheim. He primarily plays at left back or left midfield but is also capable of chipping in at right back and right midfield.
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