Mandela Egbo became the latest English youngster to get a taste of Bundesliga action on Saturday when he made his senior debut for Borussia Mönchengladbach away to Hannover.

The 20-year-old, who moved to Germany in the summer of 2015 from English Premier League side Crystal Palace, came on as an 80th-minute substitute for Denis Zakaria and helped the Foals hold onto their 1-0 lead to end a run of four consecutive defeats and win for the first time since Matchday 19.

Egbo, described as "a player with huge potential" by club sporting director Max Eberl, has been making good progress in Gladbach's reserve team and was recently included in the first-team squad to face Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 20, although he did not take to the field that time.

The London native is the second English player in the Gladbach squad, alongside on-loan West Ham United defender Reece Oxford, who played the full 90 minutes in the win in Hannover, having made his Bundesliga debut on Matchday 10.

That duo are among an increasing number of talented English youngsters moving to the Bundesliga. Ademola Lookman has already scored and started for RB Leipzig following his winter loan move from Everton, while Jadon Sancho has won plenty of plaudits for his dynamic displays at Borussia Dortmund since swapping Manchester City for the Signal Iduna Park last summer.

Furthermore, Kaylen Hinds left Arsenal to join Wolfsburg in 2017 and is now on loan at Greuther Fürth, while Ryan Kent spent the first half of the season on loan at Freiburg from Liverpool. 

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