Liverpool were strongly linked to Borussia Monchengladbach’s 20-year-old German midfielder Mo Dahoud this week, by reputable sources such as Paul Joyce in the Express.
A potential £24m summer deal was mooted, with Jurgen Klopp an apparent admirer of the talented youngster who’s shone this term in the Bundesliga alongside Granit Xhaka in a central two.
Now, Gladbach chief Max Eberl has discussed the potential interest, confirming that as of yet no offer has been made.
He did however admit that by the summer, anything is possible
“There is no offer – and you can can connect me to a Lie Detector!” Eberl began.
“(But) it’s getting turbulent, and it can go a long way. If he is doing well, in whatever the competitions the club plays in, even by the end of August he can get an insane deal that makes one dizzy.”
It’s clear that Klopp is keen on bolstering his central midfield options this summer. He’s already confirmed a £5.1m deal for talented Serbian Marko Grujic and has held talks with Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski (via the Guardian), so with these Dahoud links, it looks like he wants at least two additions.
Interestingly, none are older than 22-years-old, signifying Klopp and his staff’s preference to bring in young, talented players and mould them rather than buy older stars.