Nathan Ngoumou, the French footballer who recently switched from Toulouse to Gladbach for eight million euros, has been making waves in the Bundesliga due to his incredible pace. With a recorded speed of 36.17 km/h, Ngoumou is the fourth fastest professional in the league after 24 match days.
Despite this impressive feat, Ngoumou’s Borussia balance sheet has been meager with only three starting eleven appearances in the league, no goal and no assist. This has led some to question if he could become Gladbach’s fastest million flop.
Currently, Ngoumou is following in the footsteps of the unforgettable flop transfers Luuk de Jong, Josip Drmic and Timothee Kolodziejczak. His situation has led to concerns that he may not be adapting well to the Bundesliga, especially as his performance in the second half of the season has been declining.
Daniel Farke, the Gladbach coach, has stated that they will give Ngoumou time to adjust to the Bundesliga’s level, but he has to work hard to earn his place. Farke recently expressed concern that Ngoumou hadn’t been giving his best during training sessions.
Despite the challenges he is currently facing, Ngoumou is determined to make a breakthrough at Borussia. He believes that he needs to convert his speed into goals and assists to become more effective on the pitch. Ngoumou’s goal is to prove himself as a valuable player who can contribute to the team’s success.