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Gladbach confirm Plea suffered knee capsule injury, Zakaria in quarantine

By Peter Vice

Two of Borussia Mönchengladbach's outgoing transfer candidates may be considered off the market for the time being. 

On Monday, the club confirmed that striker Alassané Plea suffered a serious knee capsule injury and will be out indefinitely. 

Midfielder Denis Zakaria must enter isolation after testing positive for COVID.

Alassane Plea.
Alassane Plea.Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach

The supposed "domino player" who might have helped Max Eberl and Borussia Mönchengladbach execute a trio of incoming transfers hanging in the balance won't be changing clubs anytime soon. Regrettably, the club confirmed on Monday that the serious looking injury suffered by the French striker in a weekend test match was indeed a knee capsule injury that will keep him out indefinitely.


Ostensibly, the BMG must now look to its other two main transfer candidates in order to generate exigently needed revenue for the purchases it wishes to make. With the latest news in mind, the list gets whittled down to German national team defender Matthias Ginter after it was revealed that Denis Zakaria tested positive for the novel coronavirus upon his return from his post European Championship vacation last week.

The club reported that Zakaria has been in isolation for several days, is doing "generally well", and did not have any confirmed contacts with his teammates.






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