Schalke will receive around €20m should Liverpool decide to sign Ozan Kabak permanently this summer, but ‘no decision has been made yet’ in regards to the defender.
That’s according to Halterner Zeitung, who say Kabak’s mixed performances mean there is no clarity about his future as yet.
Kabak joined Liverpool on loan in the January transfer window, with the Reds bringing him to the club amid a defensive crisis.
He’s had a mixed time so far at Anfield, struggling at first but showing signs of promise in recent weeks.
Several reports have indicated that Liverpool are ready to make the move a permanent one although the latest from Germany stated that they were taking their time and a decision would come ‘by the end of May’.
Halterner back that up somewhat, stating that because Kabak has ‘presented himself’ with ‘light and shadow so far’, no decision has been made about his future yet.
Should Liverpool decide to take up their clause, it would bring around €20m into Schalke’s coffers, a figure which would be more than welcome as it would give them more money to rebuild after relegation.
The decision is very much yet to be made, though, with Liverpool presumably needing a little more time and convincing before they decide the move would be a good one.