‘Klopp wants him’ – Liverpool enter ‘talks’ for German midfielder

Date published: Friday 11th June 2021 2:54 - Joe Williams

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Liverpool have been in negotiations with Borussia Moenchengladbach over a possible deal for Florian Neuhaus, according to a German journalist.

This season, he scored six goals and chipped in with six assists as the German outfit finished eighth in the Bundesliga.

German media recently said that Neuhaus had signed a pre-contract agreement with Bayern Munich to join in 2022, but the player has refuted those suggestions.

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There have also been repeated reports of Liverpool interest with Sport Bild claiming that it is ‘highly conceivable’ that Neuhaus could end up at Anfield this summer.

Georginio Wijnaldum joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer from Liverpool this week and it is thought Jurgen Klopp could be in the market for a replacement this summer.

And now Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg claims that ‘Klopp wants him’ when speaking about interest in Neuhaus.

He added that ‘there have already been talks in the past few days. The club want to replace Wijnaldum. But there is no offer yet.’

German side Gladbach will ask for ‘more than €40m’ for Neuhaus and Liverpool are ‘the club that has deposited its interest most concretely’.

It is understood that ‘his future will become clear after the Euros’ with the midfielder in the Germany squad for the European Championship.

Meanwhile, former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey said at the end of April that Neuhaus would be a great signing for Klopp’s men.

Heskey said: “I think they’ve missed that (sort of player) since Coutinho. Someone who can get in those pockets, travel with the ball and start committing defenders to come out of those spaces which they can exploit.

“We don’t really have that at this moment in time. I thought Curtis Jones could be one of those but when you’re in and out of the team, like he is, it’s difficult – especially when you’re a young lad as well!

“So someone like (Neuhaus) would suit Liverpool in the way that they play. Someone who can really drive with the ball.

“If you just sit in your zones, then it’s difficult to actually break teams down. If you can have someone with a bit of creativity, who starts pulling players all over the place, that’s what you need.”

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