Liverpool will buy Mahmoud Dahoud in January to avoid competition for the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder next summer, claim German outlet Express.
Come the end of the season, the 20-year-old has a clause in his contract which will allow him to leave for a measly €10m, but according to the report, Jurgen Klopp is willing to spend €30m in January to secure the starlet.
We were heavily linked to Dahoud all summer, but because Monchengladbach sold Granit Xhaka to Arsenal, they were not willing to part with their other centre-mid in the same window.
Dahoud though is not signing the contract extension which is being offered to him, and the Bundesliga side will have little choice but to sell.
The report suggests that it’ll be impossible for Monchengladbach to reject a €30m offer in January, aware of the €10m release clause that will become live six months later.
The youngster is extremely talented and has outrageous technical ability combined with an endless work-rate. It’s obvious why Liverpool’s manager rates him; he has all the traits of the perfect Klopp midfielder.
We don’t need Dahoud in January, but if Klopp wants to secure him long-term, we’re all for it. It’ll be interesting to see where our manager deploys him should a transfer materialise, as there’s not currently an obvious spot in the side for Dahoud.