Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has admitted he would love to rejoin former club Borussia Monchengladbach when his current deal comes to an end.
Xhaka spent four years playing for Monchengladbach after a £7.65m move from FC Basel in 2012.
He made 140 appearances for them in that time, establishing himself as a key player in their midfield and a firm fan favourite before his move to Arsenal in 2016.
He’s never really hit the heights that were expected of him at the Emirates, with many of the club’s problems, likely unfairly, laid at his door by fans and pundits alike in recent years.
Indeed, it looked like he would be leaving this summer when Roma pushed hard for his signature, but there was instead a surprise twist when Xhaka signed a new deal to tie him to Arsenal until 2024.
By that point, he will be 32-years-old, and it seems he’s already eyeing up a return to his former club at that point, if they’ll permit it.
“I never made the move from Borussia to Arsenal for the money; it was a dream for me to play in England,” RP Online report him saying.
“I have just extended my contract, which still has two and a half years to run.
“Then I’ll be 32, and if Max Eberl is willing to bring me back when I’m 32, my door will be open.”