They did it with Henrikh Mkhitaryan back in 2013, and since with Ousmane Dembele, Mario Gotze, Emre Mor and Alexander Isak. And they won’t let Christian Pulisic join us to boot.
And now, Borussia Dortmund appear to have wrapped up a summer deal for Mahmoud Dahoud, Germany’s 21-year-old midfielder so heavily linked to Liverpool since Jurgen Klopp took over.
A report from Transfrmarkt in his homeland, also cited here in German outlet 4-4-2, claims Thomas Tuchel’s men have finalised a deal, creating the mouthwatering prospect of Dahoud lining up alongside Julian Weigl in an all-German midfield combo.
Mahmoud Dahoud will join Borussia Dortmund in the summer, a done deal, according to Transfermarkt.de. More to follow.
— Get German Football (@GGFN_) February 17, 2017
In fairness, it seemed like our interest in Dahoud cooled a few months back, but there’ll be many disappointed Reds hoping we would reignite our pursuit of the talented Borussia Monchengladbach star.
This calendar year we’ve struggled in central midfield, with Emre Can abysmal and his team-mates often failing to provide cutting, progression play through the thirds.
Dahoud is a master at that, but it now appears we’ll have to turn our heads elsewhere – should Klopp feel the need to bolster this area of his squad.