- The Bundesliga offers several talented players who top clubs will watch out
- Some of the players have contracts expiring, while some are under watch by other clubs
- We look at some of the Bundesliga’s talents to look out for in the summer
The Bundesliga offers several talented players who top clubs will watch out for.
There is no shortage of names nearing the end of their current contracts, with the Bundesliga home to several stars who will pique Premier League interest as free agency approaches.
We look at some of the Bundesliga’s talents to look out for in the summer.
After five seasons at Eintracht Frankfurt, Evan N’Dicka could take the next step in his career, with several Premier League clubs interested in the talented centre-back.
N’Dicka made his debut for Auxerre at 17 before moving to Frankfurt 18 months later, where he has since risen through the ranks at The Waldstadion. After playing a pivotal role in Frankfurt’s European success, the 23-year-old was named to EA Sports’ Bundesliga Team of the Season for the 2021/22 season.
The Frenchman played a key role in Frankfurt’s Europa League victory, as the Germans defeated Barcelona, West Ham, and Rangers in the knockout rounds to win Europe’s secondary competition for the second time.
Mobile left-footed centre-backs are in high demand in the current market, and N’Dicka’s availability on a free transfer will pique the interest of top clubs, including Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, and West Ham.
This season, he has built on his reputation with another strong campaign, ranking among the league leaders in blocks and topping the Bundesliga in clearances.
After several seasons at the Red Bull Arena, Konrad Laimer is expected to leave RB Leipzig at the end of his contract next summer and pursue a new challenge.
The midfielder has previously been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool, with Ralf Rangnick reportedly recommending the Austria international to the former during his time as interim manager.
Laimer, a relentless runner with dynamism and drive, also fits the bill for what Liverpool needs as the Reds look to overhaul their midfield next summer. Jurgen Klopp’s famed intensity has waned this season, and Laimer has the legs and energy to rekindle the club’s engine room.
The 25-year-old turned down interest from Anfield late last summer, and Chelsea is also said to be interested. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, are favourites to sign Laimer next summer, and the midfielder could join former teammates Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer in Bavaria.
Due to ankle issues, he has been unable to impact this season, but he remains an appealing option for top clubs looking for a bargain.
Borussia Monchengladbach will have to fight to keep Marcus Thuram, who is on the radar of several top clubs as he enters the final six months of his contract.
Thuram, the son of France legend Lilian, has been in spectacular form for Gladbach this season, scoring 13 goals in 17 appearances across all competitions. Only Christopher Nkunku has scored more goals in the Bundesliga in 2022/23, while Jamal Musiala and Randal Kolo Muani have been directly involved in more.
Thuram’s performance this season earned him a spot in France’s squad for the 2022 World Cup, and he was part of the team that finished runners-up in Qatar, appearing five times as a substitute. Since his international debut in 2020, he has won nine caps for Les Bleus.
The Bundesliga club may lose two key figures for nothing this summer.
Daichi Kamada’s situation has alarmed top clubs across Europe, with the Japan international impressing for Frankfurt this season. Earlier in the season, Kamada scored in three consecutive Champions League games against Tottenham Hotspur, Marseille, and Sporting Lisbon, helping Frankfurt advance to the last 16.
The 26-year-old has been in similarly good form at home, with seven goals and three assists in ten Bundesliga appearances this season.
Kamada’s attributes appeal to potential suitors, and his performances in recent European campaigns against the likes of Arsenal and West Ham have ensured he will be at the forefront of transfer plans for English clubs.
In the Bundesliga in 2022/23, he is only second to Randal Kolo Muani regarding goal-creating and goal-creating actions per 90 minutes.