Borussia Dortmund are set to hand Liverpool and former boss Jurgen Klopp a huge blow in the transfer market by winning the race for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Mahmoud Dahoud, German outlet Bild reports.
Syrian-born German ace Mahmoud Dahoud has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League during recent transfer windows but it seems the Borussia Monchengladbach star will remain in the Bundesliga, as Borussia Dortmund edge closer to his services.
The 21-year-old has attracted a wealth of interest over the past 12 months, with TalkSport stating both Bayern Munich and Juventus also hold interest, but Dortmund are set to win the race- and could pay just £8.4m for the young talent.
It hands a huge hammer-blow to Liverpool, who will now need to look elsewhere in the market.
With the World Cup just over a year away, Mahmoud Dahoud will have aspirations of breaking into Germany’s senior squad ahead of the international tournament and a switch to the Premier League may affect his chances, as he’d have to settle into the intensity of English football.
Remaining with Dortmund is therefore a safer choice and Dahoud can expert to be nurtured excellently by Klopp’s former side, who have a strong reputation for developing young talents and already boast the likes of Christian Pulisic, Ousmane Dembele, Emre Mor and Julian Weigl in their young contingent.
Dortmund could also face high-profile departures this summer, with both Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang linked with exits, which will hand Dortmund money to spend and leave them with gaps in their squad to fill.