German international defender Matthias Ginter said Wednesday he will leave Borussia Moenchengladbach at the end of the season after five years with the Bundesliga club.
The 27-year-old’s announcement will spark a scramble for his signature from top clubs in Germany and elsewhere and comes with Moenchengladbach hovering just two points above the relegation places.
“After a long period of reflection, I have decided not to renew my contract which lasts until this summer,” Ginter said on Instagram.
“After five terrific years at Borussia Moenchengladbach… I have decided to follow another path in my career to develop professionally and on a personal level,” he added.
Ginter joined from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for a fee of 17 million euros ($19.1 million).
He has made 46 international appearances since his debut in 2014, the year he was part of the World Cup-winning squad.
Moenchengladbach started this season aiming for the Champions League places but have struggled and lie 14th.