Jurgen Klopp is eyeing a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus as he seeks a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum at Liverpool.
That’s according to Sport 1 journalist Florian Plettenburg, who says there have been talks about a move over the ‘past few days’
Wijnaldum is set to leave Liverpool at the end of this month, having agreed on a deal with French giants Paris Saint Germain.
That move was confirmed yesterday, leaving Liverpool with a huge hole in their midfield that will need filling.
They’ve been linked with numerous options over the last few months, including Neuhaus, who has regularly been linked with a move to Anfield.
The last we heard on the matter was from SportBILD last month, with them stating that a move was ‘utterly conceivable’ as the midfielder was looking for a transfer this summer.
Plettenburg now picks up on that, stating that Klopp ‘wants him’, and there have already been talks over the past few days.
Liverpool are eyeing him as a replacement for Wijnaldum, but ‘there is no offer yet’, and it’s expected that the move could ‘become hot’ after the European Championships.
Should that be the case, the Reds will have to pay ‘more than €40m’ as Neuhaus does not have a release clause in his contract.
It seems work still needs to be done on that front, then, but Neuhaus is clearly on Liverpool’s list as they step up their efforts to find Wijnaldum’s replacement.