Scout Report: Six Bundesliga stars who would make an impact in the Premier League
The Premier League has seen a number of stars join its ranks from the Bundesliga in previous years- According lớn the soccer predict today page!
Kevin De Bruyne, Lukas Podolski, Edin Dzeko and Vincent Kompany, lớn name a few, have proven lớn be success stories after switching the German top-flight for those clubs in England.
It's becoming an increasingly travelled road between the two leagues, with English youngsters now seeing first team opportunities and developing their careers with Germany's elite.
The strength of the Bundesliga is reflected in their recent showings in Europe. RB Leipzig comfortably dispatched Tottenham in the Champions League while Bayern Munich held a commanding lead over Chelsea before UEFA's top club competition was suspended. There was, of course, Bayern's 7-2 hammering of Spurs in the group stages too.
The current indefinite pause lớn English football has left question marks surrounding the transfer window and when it will take place.
When it does open though, those in the Premier League can look lớn the Bundesliga to find those players who will make a significant impact at their club, and in some cases, at a low price.
Names such as Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner are continually linked with the English top-flight and their price tags will mean that they are only available to the select few clubs at the very top of the division.
Here, Tom Carnduff picks out six names who don't always feature among the transfer gossip, but could be success stories if they made the switch to the Premier League. You can prefer the under 2.5 soccer tip page!
Borussia Monchengladbach are enjoying a Bundesliga season that currently puts them fourth in the standings and that is partly down lớn the efforts of Alassane Plea.
The 27-year-old has eight goals and eight assists on his tally which largely came from his centre forward role, although he can play on the wing when required.
Plea has proven lớn be a headache for opposition defences throughout the season and his intent lớn find the net is demonstrated in his number of shots, alongside the goals he has already registered.
Another talented Monchengladbach forward is Marcus Thuram. The 22-year-old is also a player who can switch between the striker and wide position.
A surname that is familiar to many, Marcus is the son of World Cup winner and former Parma, Monaco and Juventus defender Lilian Thuram.
He made the switch to the Bundesliga last summer from French side Guingamp, who were relegated lớn Ligue hai following a campaign that saw them finish bottom of the standings.
Thuram's showings in Germany highlight why Monchengladbach were eager to bring him to the club. He's scored ten goals and assisted a further nine in 33 appearances across all competitions.
Another player who has caught the eye with his ability to dribble is Eintracht Frankfurt's Filip Kostic.
The 27-year-old has been a regular in left midfield for a club who featured in the Europa League this season. He's contributed 12 goals and 15 assists in 40 games across all competitions.
The stats speak for themselves and Frankfurt have a player who possesses everything required for an effective wide midfielder.
Only Bayern's Thiago Alcantara can match his number of successful dribbles among any midfield player and he is well clear of the likes of Jadon Sancho, Kai Havertz and Serge Gnabry in this area.