Liverpool told €40m offer will seal signing of Wijnaldum upgrade

Date published: Thursday 11th February 2021 11:51 - Robert McCarthy

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Liverpool have been told a bid of €40million will seal the signing of an impressive Bundesliga midfielder this summer.

Recent reports have linked the Reds with a swoop for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria. However, it appears a move for Zakaria’s teammate Florian Neuhaus is more likely.

German publication Kicker (via Sport Witness) claims the Anfield outfit have ‘expressed interest’ in the 23-year-old.

Liverpool are unlikely to be the only suitors, with Borussia Dortmund also keen on the player. The report adds that the German giants want to take Monchengladbach boss Marco Rose and Neuhaus to Westfalenstadion.

Neuhaus has a contract until 2024, which includes a release clause of €40m, and is happy at his current club.

However, if the Premier League champions are willing to pay the exit fee then Neuhaus could be bound for Merseyside.

Both Zakaria and Neuhaus are being viewed as replacements for Barcelona bound Georginio Wijnaldum.

The Dutchman looks increasingly likely to run his contract down and leave on a free this summer.

With that in mind, Liverpool are already on the hunt for his successor and Neuhaus, who has also been linked with Tottenham, could be the perfect.

He is a box-to-box midfielder with better techincal skills than Zakaria, scoring four times this season. He also has four assists to his name.

Given his age, and the fact he has already been capped three times by Germany, Neuhaus could become a fixture in the Reds midfield for years to come.

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Liverpool poised for Coutinho payment blow

Barcelona could opt not to play Philippe Coutinho again this season to avoid another payment to Liverpool for his 2018 sale, according to a report.

Coutinho left Anfield for Spain in a £142million deal, one of the most expensive transfers of all time.

Philippe Coutinho Cadiz v Barcelona

However, the deal included a raft of payments based on the Brazilian‘s potential achievements at Barca.

Indeed, the LaLiga giants paid Liverpool £4.5million in August after Coutinho won the Champions League (via the Daily Mirror). Despite earning his winners’ medal as a loanee at Bayern, the clause was player, not club-specific.

According to Spanish journalist Javi Miguel, another such payment is on the horizon.

The reporter claims (via Twitter) that Barca will have to pay Liverpool €5million (£4.3million) if he plays another seven games, as per an appearance clause in his contract. Read more…

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