Genuine, trusted reports emerged last night regarding Liverpool’s interest in Borussia Monchengladbach’s midfield prodigy Mahmoud Dahoud.
They suggest his club want £20m for the starlet, with both Manchester clubs also interested in a potential summer transfer.
Paul Joyce in the Express and Andy Hunter in the Guardian both published stories claiming that 20-year-old Dahoud is now on Jurgen Klopp’s summer wish-list, having watched his development in Germany since he broke through in 2014.
Dahoud was born in Syria but is now a German national, and has represented the World Cup winners at various youth levels and is a starter in the Under-21 set-up.
This term for Monchengladbach Dahoud has formed an excellent central midfield partnership with Granit Xhaka, the Swiss battler who could join Arsenal after the Gunners tabled an opening £24m bid, according to the Guardian.
All in all, Dahoud has contributed four goals and seven assists in 28 central midfield Bundesliga appearances; a pretty good record for someone born in 1996.
Dahoud stands at 5 ft. 9′, but is feisty and doesn’t shy away from physical contact. He has a terrific, swerving long-shot and an eye for a through-ball. Since the turn of the New Year, he’s been showing rapid improvement, signalled by two assists during his side’s 5-0 Hertha Berlin hammering at the start of the month.
Liverpool already have Marko Grujic arriving as a central midfield option, but it appears Klopp wants at least one more with talks also confirmed with Udinese owned Piotr Zielinski.
“There is a lot of truth in rumours about Liverpool,” the Polish midfielder recently said. “Jurgen Klopp is interested in me, we had some talks.”
In-form Welshman Joe Allen though has not yet been offered an extension on his deal which runs out in 14 months.