Premier League leaders Liverpool are reportedly readying a £26 million bid to lure Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud to Anfield in January.
According to German newspaper Express, Liverpool are primed to table a staggering £26 million bid for 20-year-old Monchendgladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud. The Germany U21 international has long been linked with a move to Anfield, and has now emerged as a top transfer target for Jurgen Klopp.
Gladbach have tried to tie down Dahoud to a new contract at Borussia Park, but negotiations have not been successful. Given Liverpool’s growing interest in the player, it makes sense for the German side to profit from the sale of their prized asset.
The Syrian-born midfielder has already begun to set the Bundesliga alight and his performances have not gone unnoticed. However, to the bemusement of many, he has been used sparingly this season, with Gladbach boss Andre Schubert attributing it to the youngster’s fatigue and lack of match sharpness.
Klopp may not be keen on making too many signings in January, but is likely to capitalise on Dahoud’s situation should he be made available by his club. Also, signing him in the winter window could help the Liverpool boss fend off interest from most of the top European sides who prefer doing business in the summer.
The Reds have made a scintillating start to the 2016/17 campaign and find themselves sitting at the top of the table with 26 points from 11 games. They are also the division’s highest goalscorers, with 30 strikes to their name this term.
The midfield trio of Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum has been particularly impressive for Liverpool. Also, with players such as Emre Can, Lucas Leiva and Marko Grujic ready to step into the side, the Reds have been blessed with great strength in depth in that department. As such, Dahoud may find it tough initially to get regular playing time and could be loaned out until the end of the season to ensure he continue his progress.