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Report: Liverpool face transfer blow after Florian Neuhaus meeting

Liverpool may face a real transfer blow over Florian Neuhaus, according to reports. The German supposedly met with his new Borussia Monchengladbach coach.

This comes from Bild journalist Tobi Altschaffl. He claims there has been ‘no movement’ over a transfer for Florian Neuhaus.

That’s despite months of reports linking the player with Liverpool. Kicker first made a claim four months ago that the Reds wanted Neuhaus.

Reports continued to grow, however. Bild were saying the interest was there in April, then the Guardian picked it up on the eve of Euro 2020.

Sky Germany then reported last week that there were ‘definitely’ talks between Liverpool and Neuhaus. It seemed that things were only heading in one direction.

And why wouldn’t they? Neuhaus is a very talented midfield who only turned 24 this year. He’s an international who shines in the Bundesliga and feels like a natural-enough replacement for Gini Wijnaldum.

But it now seems to be a hiccup.

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Altschaffl didn’t just say there hadn’t been any movement. He said Neuhaus had met with his new coach Adi Hutter. From there came an understanding that the player was staying put with Gladbach for at least one year.

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And that’s quite worrying because it lends credence to certain other reports.

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Bild claimed right at the start of the month that Bayern Munich had a verbal agreement with Neuhaus to sign him in one year. The player denied he’d ever signed anything – but that can be true with a verbal agreement.

So if Neuhaus truly is ready to wait a year before moving, it suggests Bayern might really be involved. In fact, we’d be quite shocked if they’re not.

This is a worrying development for Liverpool if Neuhaus is their no.1 choice. Not only would they not get him this year, they might not get him full stop. Bayern have a lot of pull in Germany, after all.

It might be time to start looking elsewhere.

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