3 Jul 2016

Klopp to Sign? Liverpool make massive €30m offer for 'sensational' playmaker who's 'incredibly important' to BMG

Liverpool are currently linked with a summer move for Borussia Moenchengladbach star Mahmoud Dahoud, and new reports this weekend suggest that the Reds are taking concrete steps to sign the German midfielder.

According to Tutto Mercato, Liverpool have submitted a €30m offer for Dahoud, and German newspaper Express further claims:

"BMG have made a Dahoud a new contract offer, but the midfielder has rejected the chance to extend his deal".

Some info about Dahoud:

* 20-year old central midfielder. Current contract expires: 2018

* Gladbach: 14 goals/assists in 44 apps (One every 189 mins).

* Feb 2016: Team-mate Granit Xhaka raved: "Dahoud was sensational. He'll only get better. He's incredibly important to us, he's still young and can still learn a lot."

* Scouting Report (Strengths): "Excels between the lines and is an extremely clever link. Belting strike on him. Strong in the dribble. Keen to tackle and smart at stealing the ball back".

* As for weakness; according to BMG boss Andre Schubert: "He [Dahoud] has 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”.

A 'real engine' and a 'willing runner', who (according to Schubert) runs too much? Sounds just like an archetypal Jurgen Klopp-type player. In fact, he sounds like another Adam Lallana, and that's the last thing Liverpool need.

Also, what is Dahoud's best position? I'd rather see Liverpool spend €30m on a positional specialist than another Emre Can-style midfield utility man. It may all be moot anyway, as The Guardian claims:

"Dahoud has been informed he will not be allowed to leave Gladbach. A source close to the player told the Guardian that he is happy to continue his development at Gladbach “for another season".

Dahoud is only 20, so why leave? Where's the fire? He's a regular starter in one of the best leagues in the world, so there's no need to change clubs so early in his fledgling career.


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