North-Rhine Westphalia's Rheinische Post reports that German youth international Lukas Ullrich will move to Borussia Mönchengladbach on a free transfer at the end of the season.
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Ullrich's path to the Hertha senior squad is blocked by the newly re-signed Maximilian Mittelstädt and current squad captain Marvin Plattenhardt, with whom the capital city club are now once again interested in extending. In joining the foals, the 15-times-capped German youth international would follow in the footsteps of former Hertha academy man and fellow left-back Luca Netz,
Gladbach are very much in the market for a new left-back as it is widely expected that current starter Ramy Bensebaini will leave the club on a free after his contract expires this offseason. There are even reports, albeit ones that have surfaced before, that Bensebaini is in agreement with Borussia Dortmund and that a move will be confirmed soon.
Bensebaini himself may face a prolonged suspension after an incident over the weekend led to him being sent off the pitch on double-yellows late in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Freiburg. Some sources now report that, in addition to a sardonic gesture aimed at match official Benjamin Brand, Bensebaini used derogatory language to the ref that might merit a longer suspension.