For coach Marco Rose (43), the central midfielder is indispensable. Zakaria has been used in all 17 competitive games so far. 16 times he was in the starting eleven, scoring two goals and preparing one. This awakens greed at other clubs.
For weeks, Zakaria has been associated with a change, rumors of a premature farewell in winter even made the rounds. Compared to SPORT BILD and BILD his advisor Mathieu Beda (38) now clearly: "Denis will not leave Borussia in the winter, a change is 100 percent excluded."
In England, it was recently speculated that Manchester United will prepare an offer of 60 million euros in January. Although Zakaria has already stressed that they do not want to leave the club in winter, the rumors persist. To the annoyance of his adviser. "Denis identifies fully with Borussia and feels very comfortable in Gladbach.
The rumors are disrespectful to the club, the coach and his teammates, "said Beda. The ex-professional (formerly 1860 Munich and 1. FC Kaiserslautern) emphasizes: "Denis takes in Gladbach a very good development and plays for weeks really strong. But he still has more potential. He wants to show that now in Gladbach instead of dealing with a change. "
Words that Rose and Max Eberl (46) would like to hear. Nevertheless, the Borussia manager also knows that with every top performance from Zakaria it will be more difficult for him to keep the Swiss beyond the coming summer. He shines now in the national team. Zakaria prepared Cedric Itten's winning goal in Georgia 1-0 last Friday.