Liverpool Football Club has missed out on signing another primary transfer target after it was confirmed that Mahmoud Dahoud will sign for Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
The 21-year-old had been at the top of Jürgen Klopp’s ‘wanted’ list for some time, although recently it started to sound like our chances of landing the exciting midfielder were starting to look unlikely so today’s confirmation that he will definitely not be Anfield-bound in the summer doesn’t come as a shock.
Borussia Mönchengladbach’s director of sport, Max Eberl, confirmed today that the player would be leaving for Dortmund at the end of the season.
“A decision has been made: Mahmoud Dahoud will be leaving us. He has chosen to join Borussia Dortmund,” said Eberl.
“It was important for the player and the club that a decision was reached. Now it’s off our minds and we can move on.
“This transfer shows that we’re doing good work. Our task is to develop talents and be successful.
“We will reinvest the money we get for Dahoud and try to find a good replacement for him.”
It has been claimed that Liverpool made one final push to convince Dahoud that he should make the switch to Anfield with BILD reporting that Liverpool made a late offer of £22million and a contract worth £125,000-a-week.
Our Liverpool FC transfer rumours page last entry for Dahoud stated that he was ‘a primary target but looks iffy’. It would appear, sadly, that we were correct.
In our opinion, Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt became Klopp’s latest primary target when it started to sound like we were going to miss out on Dahoud. It will be worth watching watch happens with regards him now.
More on this and other developments concerning Klopp’s latest targets can be found on the members’ website.