Liverpool are in fact ‘interested’ in signing Bayern Munich and Germany teenager Jamal Musiala, according to Florian Plettenberg.
The Stuttgart-born youngster is apparently an alternative to Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, who Liverpool are believed to be interested in signing.
The race to acquire Bellingham is already hotting up even though he is expected to stay at Dortmund for the entirety of this campaign.
His departure will likely come next year, with Real Madrid and Manchester City also keen.
If Musiala is a genuine alternative to the England midfielder for Liverpool, it shows that they mean serious business as the Bayern playmaker would potentially cost a similar amount to Bellingham.
While the Dortmund player is better in terms of ability and debatably potential, the one-time Champions League winners are probably resigned to the fact that they will lose him in 2023.
With Musiala on the other hand, Bayern don’t need to sell, probably have zero intention to sell, and the player is already at one of the biggest and best clubs in the world that will probably win the Bundesliga for the next 20 years.
Of course, Liverpool is an appealing destination, especially for Musiala given the fact he grew up in England and played for the Three Lions at youth level before deciding he would represent the Germany senior team.
Musiala is a versatile midfielder who can operate in behind the striker, on either flank or as a No. 8.
Speaking last year, Germany boss and the man who handed the 19-year-old his Bayern debut, Hansi Flick, said: “He has a great eye and feeling for choosing the right spaces. He is very confident on the ball and can play well between the lines.”
Musiala already has 17 caps for his country and is expected to go to the World Cup this winter.
He is a regular in Munich’s starting XI under Julian Nagelsmann and grabbed a goal and two assists over the weekend as his side snapped a five-game winless run in the Bundesliga with a 4-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
After digressing for a bit there, here is more on his potential move to Liverpool…
Plettenberg has claimed that the Express‘ report is in fact correct and that Jurgen Klopp is a fan of the player.
He is not for sale and does not want to leave the German club, the Sky Sports journalist said.
Plettenberg wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: “News Musiala: Based on reports from UK: Yes, LFC is interested in Musiala. Like any other top club in the world. But a transfer is no topic at this stage. He doesn’t want to leave Bayern and he is not for sale as mentioned by (Hasan) Salihamidzic at Sky.”