Liverpool will go all out to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mamoud Dahoud this summer, writes Andy Hunter in the Guardian.
Hunter claims that Southampton’s Sadio Mane has become the primary choice for attacking midfield after Mario Gotze rejected our advances, but Klopp’s ‘leading choice’ is central midfielder Dahoud.
The 20-year-old excelled in the Bundesliga last season, but our chances of acquiring him are surely lower due to the fact Arsenal have signed his midfield partner Granit Xhaka and West Ham have nicked Havard Nordtveit – meaning the Germans would be loathe to lose another.
For us, Dahoud ticks boxes, and would ease the pain of missing out on Gotze. He’s incredibly talented and has the potential to develop into a leading European midfielder. The 20-year-old runs tirelessly throughout the 90, but adds guile and creative passing to the middle of the park, while having the bravery on the ball necessary to beat a man with a dribble or a feint.
In the Bundesliga Dahoud scored five and assisted eight last term, only earning an automatic starting spot just before Christmas; and his stock is truly on the rise.
If Gladbach will consider around £20m we should actively pursue to deal before a European heavyweight gazumps us.