Jurgen Klopp couldn’t tempt Borussia Monchengladbach to part with German midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud this summer, but our boss was aware that the the 20-year-old has an £8.5m release clause at the end of this season.
In today’s market, that’s peanuts for one of the most talented youngsters on the continent.
However, according to multiple reports, such as this one in Goal, Serie A giants Juventus have made Dahoud a primary January target and are willing to offer £13.5m to get the deal done this winter.
If that wasn’t enough competition, Manchester City – who signed Germans Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane in the summer – are similarly considering a January bid.
This means that Liverpool may have to abandon our plan to get Dahoud on the cheap at the end of the season and part with some more cash when the next window opens.
If we decide to do so, it’ll be then be up to the management to convince Dahoud we’re the club for him.
For us, this is a no-brainer. Dahoud has monstrous potential and is clearly somebody Klopp rates very highly. His passing ability means he could play at the base of our three man midfield and his dynamism means he’d be equally suited to a role either side.