The transfer market continues to be a breeding ground for rumors and speculation, and at the center of attention is Liverpool’s ongoing interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Donyell Malen. Although the versatile attacker was unable to fully replicate his outstanding form from his time with PSV Eindhoven at the Westfalenstadion, his presence on the pitch left a lasting impact.
With a total of 24 goals and 16 assists in 91 appearances in all competitions, including four goals in the Bundesliga this season, Malen has not gone unnoticed. He was also an integral part of Dortmund’s Champions League games, which have already secured a place in the round of 16.
Although Malen’s long-term future at Dortmund is surrounded by some uncertainty due to his contract expiring at the end of the 2025/26 season, a recent change in representative further fuels speculation about a possible move. According to reports from BILD, Liverpool under Jürgen Klopp are seriously considering the possibility of adding Malen to their ranks.
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Klopp’s interest is not surprising as the German tactician has expressed his admiration for the 24-year-old’s abilities. Although Liverpool have already strengthened their attack by signing Dominik Szoboszlai in the last transfer window, doubts over Mohamed Salah’s long-term future are forcing Klopp to consider possible alternatives.
With Salah’s contract with Liverpool expiring in just over 19 months, decisions need to be made promptly. Regardless of Salah’s future, Liverpool could complete a deal for Malen, especially as their new representatives are the same ones who facilitated Cody Gakpo’s transfer to Liverpool almost a year ago.
If Dortmund decide to sell Malen, they are expected to recoup at least the €30 million they spent on him in July 2021, marking a fascinating new chapter in the transfer market that Liverpool fans will be watching closely.