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It’s not official yet! But Jonas Omlin (29) will become the new goalkeeper in Borussia Monchengladbach, succeeding his compatriot Jan Sommer (34), who will move to Bayern Munich. Omelen is already at Borussia Park for a medical.
But who is the new man among the pony columns? Presents the Swiss GladbachLIVE, which is said to cost between eight and ten million euros!
Gladbach’s new goalkeeper comes from Montpellier: this is Jonas Omlin
Jonas Omlin Born January 10, 1994 in Sarnen, canton Obwalden, Switzerland. Omlin started playing football at an early age – he joined his hometown club, FC Sarnen, at the age of seven. He stayed there until 2006.
In 2006 he moved to FC Luzern for a year, after which Omlin joined SC Kriens. His final stop as a youngster was FC Luzern, where he stood between positions until 2012.
Switzerland’s first professional stop was again SC Kriens, where he kept goal in 25 matches from 2012 to 2014. More professional appearances followed for FC Luzern (2014 to 2018), FC Le Mont (loan from 2015 to 2016) and FC Basel (2018 to 2018). 2020). With the 20-time league champions, he has developed into one of the most in-demand goalkeepers in the Premier League and is said to have come into focus for Arsenal and Atalanta Bergamo.
However, Omlin decided to move to HSC Montpellier, where he has made 74 competitive appearances since 2020. His Ligue 1 appearances also earned him nominations for the Swiss senior national team. The 29-year-old has already made four appearances for Nati. He should also be part of the EM 2021 squad, but an injury prevented him from participating at that time.
In Ligue 1, Omlin has recently become one of the best goalkeepers in the league. So it’s no wonder Montpellier were reluctant to let the 29-year-old go. However, as he recently revealed in an interview, it was clear to him from the start that the south of France would only be a pit stop for the ambitious Omelin. “Obviously, I would like to play in one of the big four leagues at some point. But there is a long way to go until then and until then, it is my duty to put all my energy into every game for Montpellier.”
In Gladbach, he inherits Ommelin Jan Sommer Now he is a perennial favorite who has won the club over with several solid saves.
Not an easy legacy for Omelin, who is well aware of the importance of a goalkeeper anyway. He once said, “In my view, the goalkeeping position is the most important in the game.”
The 29-year-old will soon be able to prove how important he is to the Colts. The important Bundesliga match with Borussia has already begun on Sunday (22 January 2023, 17:30 PM). Bayer Leverkusen a.
Here you can see Jonas Omlin, the new Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper, with his wife Janice and son Lio on Instagram:
By the way: the Swiss certainly won’t come to Gladbach alone. Omlin has been married to his wife Janice, daughter of former Dutch professional footballer and current coach Rene van Eyck (56 years old), since 2021. The couple met in Krinz, where van Eyck worked as a coach.
Son Lio was born in 2020. Omelin feels comfortable in the role of a father: “I got used to the role of a father very quickly. There is nothing more beautiful.”