Berlin - Borussia Moenchengladbach, who will be playing in
the Champions League next season, have agreed with Swiss youth international
Nico Elvedi on a four year-contract pending a medical later on Wednesday, the
Defender Elvedi made his Zurich debut as a 17-year-old last
year and has also played 23 games for Switzerland's youth teams. He will sign
his contract to 2019 straight after his medical, Gladbach said.
Also read: Gladbach ready for big time again
"Nico is a major talent who we think can make the leap
to the Bundesliga," said Gladbach sports director Max Eberl.
"In the defence he can play as a central defender or on
the right or he can even play in the central midfield and with 18 he is already
experienced in professional football."
Gladbach finished third in the Bundesliga last season,
reaching the Champions League group stage for the first time.For
the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us
on Twitter and like our Facebook page.