On Tuesday, The Telegraph reported that David Moyes would attend Borussia Monchengladbach’s tie against Bayern Munich match this Friday night to run the rule over Gladbach winger Patrick Herrmann.
Herrmann, who has represented Germany at every level below the senior team, will be a familiar and exciting name for those of you who are fans of the Bundesliga but for those of you who are not, let me fill you in on the talented youngster.
Herrmann is a right winger who has been at Gladbach since 2008 but exploded into the first team in 2010 and was able to link up very well with fellow German Marco Reus before his departure to Dortmund.
Since then, Herrmann has carried on where he left off and has improved every season. He is a tall, quick winger who likes to be very direct when running at defenders but is also very intelligent and has the ability to pick up good positions.
He is quite similar in his style to United’s Antonio Valenica but don’t worry, he is far better technically than Tony and has a very good end product, whether it would be his crossing or his shooting. Herrmann has three goals and five assists in his 17 appearances for Gladbach so far this season and would likely be available for between £15-20 million.
Earlier in the season David Moyes spoke of his desire to bring in good, quick, young, talented players to the club and Herrmann would definitely fit the bill.
Right now, Herrmann wears the No.7 shirt at Gladbach and Moyes could do a lot worse than giving him the vacant No. 7 shirt at United.