Liverpool will have to pay Florian Neuhaus’ €40m release clause if they wish to sign him from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer.
That’s according to SportBILD, who say a move is ‘absolutely conceivable’ for the midfielder if someone is willing to pay that price for him.
Neuhaus is one of the next generation of German stars and has enjoyed an excellent campaign for Gladbach this season, with six assists and five goals in 31 games in the Bundesliga.
He’s naturally earning himself plenty of attention, and Liverpool have been named as suitors on more than one occasion over the last few months.
Back in February, BILD journalist Christian Falk stated the midfielder would be keen on a move to Anfield, although they were facing competition for his signature.
That was followed by several reports continuing to state they view the midfielder as a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, although they were recently warned it would take an ‘immoral’ offer to make the deal happen.
SportBILD pick up on that today and state that his actual cost would be €40m, which is the price his release clause is set at.
They explain that there is no ‘internal commitment’ for Neuhaus to stay at Gladbach this summer, but his €40m price is ‘difficult to handle’ in the post-Corona climate.
Neuhaus would like to play in Europe next year, so is ‘leaning towards a change’ this summer and, if he were to enjoy a strong European Championship, he could ‘justify his high transfer fee’.
Their ‘prognosis’ is that if a top club are willing to pay the clause, then a transfer is ‘absolutely conceivable’ for him.
Now, there is no specific mention of Liverpool here, but they’ve been linked for some time, and it’s clear at this point he’s at least on their list.
Up to now, it’s been unclear how much they’d have to pay, but now we know they’d need €40m, which is not an insurmountable figure by any means.
It all seemingly depends on Neuhaus convincing, though, and Liverpool getting into the Champions League, both of which are in the air for now.