Stindl announces Gladbach move

Hanover captain Lars Stindl announced on Wednesday that he will leave the club in the summer to join Bundesliga rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Stindl announces Gladbach move

Berlin: Hanover captain Lars Stindl announced on Wednesday that he will leave the club in the summer to join Bundesliga rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach.

The 26-year-old`s deal with Hanover was not due to expire until 2016, but a clause in the contract allowed him to move on this year.

"I decided not to renew my contract with Hanover and to leave for Moenchengladbach this summer," Stindl wrote in a letter posted on Twitter, adding that he wished "to take on a new challenge at Borussia."

He chose Gladbach -- who won 2-0 at Bayern Munich at the weekend -- despite interest from fellow Champions League chasers Bayer Leverkusen.

Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl said: "We had stiff competition so I`m glad that he chose us.

"He is a midfielder who can play in different positions and, as captain of Hanover, he knows about taking responsibility."