This summer Liverpool will surely sign a striker. The Reds have relied on the durability of their front three for two seasons now, Jürgen Klopp will be looking to add competition and variety to his attacking lineup. With Timo Werner rumoured to the club’s top target, we should never rule out a surprise from Michael Edwards. We feel that Liverpool should rival Arsenal for the signing of Donyell Malen.
Malen first signed for PSV Eindhoven back in 2017, buying him from Arsenal for £500k.
The Dutch forward has gone from strength to strength since moving back to his home country.
This season Malen has lit up the Eredivisie, he’s banged in 11 goals in 14 games, picking up two assists along the way.
In the Europa League he has a perfect record of three goals in three.
His impressive form has prompted LeSport10 in France to claim that the Gunners are looking at re-signing the 21-year-old, just three years after selling him to PSV.
The Daily Mail have quoted a figure of £48m, an incredible markup on what the Dutch side paid in 2017.
If Liverpool do bag Donyell Malen ahead of Arsenal then they would be getting a striker with pace to burn, deadly finishing ability and a knack for keeping ahold of the ball.
The most important point in Malen’s favour is his young age. At 21-years-old he has his whole career ahead of him and three years on Timo Werner.
It could be a prudent move to sign the Dutch forward and loan him back to PSV in order to ensure he keeps getting first team football.
Given his potential, if he moves in the summer and succeeds then he could be unaffordable in a few years time.