Liverpool will have to pay a €40m (£34m) release clause in order to sign the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus this summer.
The Reds, who have had a disappointing season so far will be looking to strengthening their squad and give more depth to the team if in case the injury saga continues for them. The lack of depth in the former Premier League champions was exposed this season when their first team members kept getting injured at frequent intervals. And thus, Jurgen Klopp would be keen on freshening up his squad this summer.
Liverpool tracking Neuhaus?
According to reports from the German site, Bild Liverpool will have to pay the hefty amount in order to sign Florian Neuhaus. The 24-year-old midfielder would be a perfect replacement for the Dutch International Georginio Wijnaldum, who is supposed to leave Liverpool at the end of this summer.
The German International has found the net 5 times and has registered 6 assists to his name in 32 Bundesliga appearances this season. He can control the ball in the mid and can be a threat after getting in the opposition half. However, Neuhaus is tied up in a contract with Monchengladbach which keeps him in Germany until 2024. Although Jurgen Klopp is thought to be prioritising midfield targets for the 2021-22 campaign.
Moreover, the reports also suggest that Monchengladbach are happy to let the midfielder go if the release clause is met. Neuhaus exit is ‘absolutely conceivable’ and thus the player is also keen to test himself at a new club.
What lies ahead of Liverpool
Liverpool are currently 5th in the Premier League table with 63 points (just 1 behind Chelsea). The Reds will be hoping to end their disappointing season with some consolation by ending up in the Top 4.
Next up for Liverpool is a trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley. It will be their second last game in the Premier League this season. As we are approaching towards the end of an unpredictable season, it would be fascinating to see if the Reds could grab that top 4 spots.
The race for the Top 4 gets closer and closer with each and every match and Liverpool will have to win both the games to give themselves a fair chance to qualify for the Champions League.