Liverpool have recently been linked with a potential move to sign Donyell Malen, and according to the latest reports, he is now available for transfer.
Borussia Dortmund are prepared to let him leave and interestingly, Malen was a player Liverpool had previously aimed to sign before his eventual transfer to the Bundesliga.
While this might have initially dimmed the prospects of him joining Anfield, contemplating a second attempt at signing him raises the question of what the financial details would entail.
To delve into this, let’s examine the latest reports and the prospective expenses tied to a potential transfer, envisioning Malen’s involvement in Liverpool 2.0.
Borussia Dortmund Ready to Sell Donyell Malen “Immediately”
Liverpool were linked with a potential acquisition of Malen in September 2023. Following his departure from PSV Eindhoven in 2021, Dortmund secured his signature, thwarting Liverpool’s initial pursuit. Despite this setback, there are indications that Liverpool might reignite their interest in the player.
According to reports, Dortmund are ready to let Malen leave, especially after the arrival of Jadon Sancho on loan from Manchester United. This development opens up the possibility for Liverpool to explore the prospect of securing Malen’s services in the upcoming transfer window.
“Sancho’s arrival would put a lot of pressure on Donyell Malen. He could be sold immediately,” Christian Falk reports for CaughtOffside.
He continued: “There was an idea of a swap deal with Manchester United for Sancho – they didn’t go for it.
“But if there is an offer coming from the Premier League for Malen, Dortmund will be open to talks.”
With Dortmund ready to let the Dutchman go if a suitable offer arrives, how much would that cost Liverpool and co?
The Wages and Transfer Fee Liverpool Must Pay to Sign Malen
The forward remains under contract with the Bundesliga club until 30 June 2026, providing Dortmund with a firm stance in negotiations.
Despite this, his performance at the Westfalenstadion has not lived up to expectations.
If Klopp believes in reviving this fallen star, the lower valuation could present a promising bargain. However, his reported weekly wages of £101,000 appear disproportionate to his recent goal-scoring record.
This places him above players like Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, and Luis Diaz in Liverpool’s wage structure, an unlikely scenario.
In conclusion, any potential deal with Liverpool would likely require additional incentives for them to show interest.
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