Liverpool need to pay at least €60 million to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Donyell Malen, according to SportBILD.
The Dutch international joined Dortmund from PSV Eindhoven for €30 million last year, and had a mixed debut season with 10 goals and eight assists from 35 appearances in all competitions.
However, he has started the current campaign brightly with four goals and two assists from just seven games and SportBILD claim that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants him at the club.
The German tactician sees him as a quality back-up behind Mohamed Salah, but Dortmund are in a relatively comfortable position at the moment with his contract only expiring in June 2026.
The Bundesliga giants will only consider parting ways with Malen for at least €60 million.
Malen would be a quality acquisition
The 24-year-old was a regular striker at PSV but since his move to Dortmund, he has played regularly out wide. Out of the three positions, he has been most successful from the right wing.
Salah is an undisputed starter for the Reds in the position, but there is continuous speculation that he could leave the club in the near future with interest from Saudi champions Al-Ittihad.
The Merseyside giants resisted the option of selling him during the recent transfer window, but could contemplate the option in 10 months’ time, suppose Salah requests to join the club.
Liverpool may want a quality replacement in advance. A move for Malen in January would allow him to adapt to the demands of the Premier League before becoming a potential starter.
The big question is whether the Reds would be willing to pay €60m. In our view, they should have no problem in doing so, considering they made a British-record bid for Moises Caicedo.
It is clear that they have sufficient funds to spend, and the onus is on the hierarchy to meet the demands of Dortmund, who may be unwilling to accept anything less for their prized asset.
Malen has yet to become a complete player, but he possesses sublime finishing skills and has the ability to link-up play. He should only get better in the prime phase of his playing career.
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