News has reached the bar at the Football Transfer Tavern today that Liverpool are set to miss out on the signing of a key target from the Bundesliga who they have been trailing for some time.
Guardian journalist, Ed Aarons, popped in at lunchtime today and told the bar staff that Liverpool have been told they will not be able to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder, Mahmoud Dahoud.
Liverpool have reportedly offered to pay up to £25m for the 21-year-old, but club officials at the German outfit have told Dahoud that he will not be leaving.
Aarons, told punters listening in that the Guardian had been told that a source close to the German U21 said that he expects to continue his progression “for another season” in Germany.
Liverpool fans in the bar can’t quite get their heads around why Borussia Monchengladbach would turn down such a lucrative offer, but our Landlord has been quick to remind them that they have just lost their captain and fellow midfielder, Granit Xhaka, to Arsenal.
Dahoud made 41 appearances for his club last season, chipping in with five goals, and was considered for the German team that has travelled to the Euros in France.
Liverpool fans? How big of a blow is this to your chances in the coming season? Are you confident that Klopp will be able to push a deal through still? Let us know what you think below!Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!