They dropped the victory against Inter in the last minutes of the game. Against Real, they dropped a two-goal advantage. Then, in the middle of Donetsk, they put six goals in Shakhtar and surprised the whole of Europe. So now the whole of Europe is chasing them.
Borussia's strikers Alassane Plea and Marcus Thuram are currently the most sought-after tandem on the Old Continent. Success comes at a price, so Monchengladbach is already devising a plan for the day when they will have to come to terms with the departure of the most dangerous players.
The English media have been writing for months that Manchester United and Leicester want to bring Plea to the Premier League. They wanted them this summer as well, but Max Eberl did not give the green light for the sale of two football players.
However, after the minus due to the coronavirus and empty stands, Moenchengladbach will not be able to resist forever. Already in the summer, at least one will have to go.
Thuram has been in a relationship with Milan for a long time, who regularly does business with the manager of the young football player, the controversial Mina Raiola.
Pride, the famous father Lillian Thiram has been maintaining relations with Juventus and Barcelona since his playing days. The German media also include Manchester City among the main candidates for Thuram's signature, while Real is also looking for Karim Benzema's successor since Luka Jović has not yet proved that he can carry that burden alone.
The only question is how much they will both cost. German media like to quote the specialized portal Transfermarkt.de, which values Thuram at 32,000,000 euros, Plea at 30,000,000. However, those sums often do not correspond to reality.
Before the corona crisis, transfers went far above those projections. Now the situation is a little unclear, but it is quite certain that Thuram could not go for such small money. Bild writes that it would probably be twice as expensive as Alassan, and since Borussia brought him from Nice for 23,000,000 euros - and they will certainly want some earnings - we come to the conclusion that Plea would really cost at least around 30,000,000.
Which would further mean that Thuram could go for at least 50,000,000 euros, with Gladbach asking for more. The good thing for Borussia is that both contracts expire in 2023, which gives it room for tough negotiations. And the games of the two pearls give her an argument that she is asking for a lot of money.
Thuram this season - three goals and five assists in 10 games. Plea - eight matches, four goals, including a hat-trick in Donetsk, four more assists. It seems worth it.