Liverpool could sign €30m-rated Borussia Monchengladbach star Mahmoud Dahoud for a fraction of the price next summer, according to Bild.
The Syrian-born box-to-box midfielder enjoyed a phenomenal first full season in the Bundesliga, making thirty-two appearances, and it is simply no surprise that he caught the eye of German football enthusiast Jurgen Klopp.
As such, Liverpool were quite keen to acquire his services this summer, but after losing fellow midfielder Granit Xhaka to Arsenal, Die Fohlen refused to negotiate and simply asserted that Dahoud would remain a ‘Gladbach player for the 2016/17 season.
However, according to Bild if Klopp’s side can wait just one season the starlet would be available for a third of his valuation at €10 million due to a clause in his current deal, which runs until 2018.
Foals’ sporting director Max Eberl was adamant that Dahoud would not be leaving.
“Mo has played a great season, he feels comfortable, will take the next step with us. Our great desire is to renew the contract with him.”
Adored by fans for his wondrous passing and work-rate, it is obvious that his manager has been won over by Dahoud.
“Mo’s capable of running 12.5 to 13.5 kilometres per game,” [Andre] Schubert told Bundesliga.com in January. “He’s got a real engine and is a willing runner, but he has to be more efficient and learn to ease off at times and also recognise that he doesn’t always have to run.”
Bild also claim that ‘Gladbach have wanted Dahoud to extend until 2022, but he and his representatives appreciate their unique bargaining position and wish to wait and see.
Borussia Dortmund and Juventus have also been linked with moves for the 20-year-old.
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.