Spurs starlet joins Premier League talent in Bundesliga
Keanan Bennetts joins four other young talents to depart for the German top flight
Keanan Bennetts poses at Borussia-Park after signing for Borussia Moenchengladbach. Photograph: Christian Verheyen/Borussia Moenchengladbach via Getty Images
Tottenham youngster Keanan Bennetts is the latest Premier League prospect to head to the Bundesliga after joining Borussia Monchengladbach.
Here’s a look at four other players who have broadened their horizons and moved to Germany in the last couple of seasons.
In 2016-17, Kirkcaldy-born Burke raised eyebrows when he joined Bundesliga newcomers RB Leipzig at the age of 19, going on to make 25 appearances for the Bulls. The Scotland international helped Leipzig to a second-placed finish which earned qualification for the Champions League, before joining West Brom last summer.
Londoner Lookman has been a real hit in the German top flight, impressing since joining RB Leipzig on loan from Everton at the age of 20. The England Under-21 international forward has netted five goals in 11 games for Leipzig since February, including three in his last two, as they narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification.
Bennetts is not the first bright young thing from Britain to move to Borussia Monchengladbach recently. Last summer, aged 18, West Ham prospect Oxford headed to Borussia-Park for a loan deal which ended after four appearances in December. However, the midfielder rejoined the Foals at the end of January, playing four more matches.
Manchester City forward Sancho signed for Borussia Dortmund last summer for around £8million. Aged 17, the London-born forward took the number seven shirt previously worn by Barcelona-bound Ousmane Dembele and has since made 12 appearances, netting his first goal in last month’s 4-0 defeat of Bayer Leverkusen and having a hand in two others.