Liverpool are reportedly set to make a bid for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus as the search for Gini Wijnaldum’s replacement steps up.
According to the chief reporter of German outlet SPORT1, Florian Plettenberg, the Reds are an interesting option for the 24-year-old beast, and a concrete offer is expected over the coming months.
However, the well-respected journalist also claims that no decision will be made over Neuhaus’ future until after Euro 2020 is concluded, meaning this transfer saga could drag on a little while yet.
After five incredibly successful years at Anfield, Wijnaldum is set to join French giants Paris Saint-Germain next season, leaving a significant gap in the Liverpool engine room.
Several names have been linked with a move to Merseyside as a result, including Saul Niguez, Renato Sanches and Nicolo Barella, although it looks as though Neuhaus should be at the top of Jurgen Klopp’s wish list.
The Germany international has impressed at the Borussia-Park in recent campaigns, making 45 appearances throughout 2020/21, scoring eight goals and laying on a further eight assists for his teammates.
His standout displays have attracted the attention of a host of the continent’s top clubs, and a summer move seems inevitable as the race to secure his signature hots up.
Monchengladbach may have finished in a slightly disappointing eighth position in the Bundesliga standings last term, but Neuhaus was central to the success that they had.
The dynamic midfielder’s talents aren’t lost on his colleagues either, with French forward Marcus Thuram previously describing Neuhaus as “simply an outstanding player.”
It’s no surprise then that the £45m-rated ace is being lined up by the 19-time English champions as they plot their way back to the top-flight summit.
He could form a formidable partnership alongside Thiago and Fabinho in the centre of the pitch, providing the energy and stamina to create a perfectly balanced midfield, and his arrival would have the potential to propel Liverpool back to their former glory.
Michael Edwards must look to get this deal done this summer.