Yussuf Poulsen linked with Mönchengladbach switch
Poulsen in action against Bochum at the weekend.

Young RB Leipzig striker Yussuf Poulsen has been linked with a summer move to Champions League hopefuls Borussia Mönchengladbach, according to Bild.

Sporting Director Max Eberl was spotted at Leipzig’s win in Bochum at the weekend, in which the 20 year-old Dane opened the scoring for the visitors.

“The visit had a specific reason. It’s clear that we want to prepare for and look towards the new season, and we made a very good transfer there the year before last with Christoph Kramer, therefore it’s always nice to go back,” stated Eberl in interview live on Sky90.

However, with a clear vacancy in the team for a forward, it looks likely that Eberl was examining Leipzig’s focal point, rather than planning another swoop on Bochum. Die Fohlen have been linked with possible deals for Bremen’s Franco di Santo and Dortmund’s Adrian Ramos in recent weeks, and Eberl hasn’t ruled out a deal for a player of Poulsen’s ilk. 

“A classic striker doesn’t quite fit into our system, but you always have to have other alternatives. I won’t name names of players who currently play for other clubs, but we are thinking about our squad and are trying to be open to new approaches," continued Eberl.

Poulsen has scored 10 goals in 23 league appearances this season for die Roten Bullen, having signed for the club back in 2013 from Lyngby Boldklub in his native Denmark. Despite his tender years, he has represented his national team on three occasions.

It almost goes without saying that Poulsen would fit into Borussia’s current recruitment policy; aged just 20, with some experience of German football, and equipped with the pace and technical ability of the rest of the Borussia frontline, Poulsen looks a great candidate for the club over the next few years; however, with his current deal at Leipzig running until 2017, such a move would not be cheap for die Fohlen.

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