Liverpool target, Mahmoud Dahoud has rejected a new contract from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Jürgen Klopp will be pleased to hear that Mahmoud Dahoud has turned down the chance to renew his contract and it seems likely that a transfer is on the cards for the exciting Syrian born German international.
His current deal with Monchengladbach expires in 2017/18 which means that, given his choice to reject the Bundesliga’s offer, Dahoud’s price tag will diminish with each passing month.
A transfer of Dahoud to Liverpool could easily exceed £25 million but should Gladbach cling onto their star they will have to settle for less or nothing in the future. It is far likelier that Dahoud will now depart. Whether its an international or domestic transfer is another question.
Monchengladbach director, Max Eberl made it clear that there is every intention to hold onto him for as long as possible, saying “he should take the next step with us.” He did however go on to admit, “the transfer window is only beginning.”
It is clear that despite the hierarchy within Gladbach having the resolve to reject any offers, sometimes it is wiser to sell a player who has their mind elsewhere. Could it be that Dahoud’s mind is full of thoughts of Liverpool, Jürgen Klopp and what he could become under the club’s dynamic coach?
While Liverpool have been strongly linked with the German’s signing it is unlikely that the Premier League outfit will remain unopposed for a talent as promising as Dahoud. With that in mind I draw your attention to reports from the Guardian, albeit dating back to April, linking fellow Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund with a move for the midfielder.
Liverpool have been beaten to several promising signings in the past by Dortmund. Most significantly with Liverpool’s failure to attract Mkhitaryan to the shores of the river Mersey. Perhaps this frustrating pattern could be set to change.
Time will tell exactly what Dahoud’s decision holds for Liverpool. It may just be that Liverpool will have two of Germany’s most talented up and coming central midfielders in Can and Dahoud. Who knows?