Borussia Monchengladbach’s Florian Neuhaus has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich on several separate occasions within the past twelve months. His status as a Bayern target has been in a quandary primarily because of the fee he would require and the fact that he does not currently have a release clause in his contract with ‘Gladbach because it’s expired.
Per Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg, Liverpool is now interested in bringing the midfielder to Merseyside. Jurgen Klopp is keen on signing him as a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, who has just completed a move to Ligue 1’s Paris Saint-Germain, stepping in at the last minute to beat Barcelona to his signature. Wijnaldum was also a Bayern target for a short window last month.
Per Plettenberg, Liverpool has already had discussions with Neuhuas and his representatives about a potential move to Anfield, but no official offers have been lodged yet. For now, the 24-year old is fully focused on the Euros with the German National team, but talks could really intensify once the tournament ends for Die Mannschaft. It’s likely that Liverpool would have to pay at least €40m to acquire his services and even Neuhaus himself had recently said “I can very well imagine a move abroad.” Whether that means Liverpool in the Premier League remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain, Klopp is seriously interested in bringing him to Anfield as a Wijnaldum replacement this summer.
Update #Neuhaus: #Klopp wants him, confirmed! There have already been talks in the past few days. The club want to replace #Wijnaldum. But there is no offer yet. The topic could become hot after the Euros. Price: More than €40m. No release clause. @SPORT1 #LFC— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) June 11, 2021
Update #Neuhaus (2/2): Among all the teams from the @premierleague, @LFC is currently the club that has deposited its interest most concretely. Neuhaus told us @SPORT1 (last week): „I can very well imagine a move abroad.“ His future will become clear after the Euros. #LFC— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) June 11, 2021
Liverpool has also been linked with Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans and AS Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini, but Neuhaus, at this point, seems to be where the most concrete interest is. With Wijnaldum already gone, Jordan Henderson having fitness concerns at 30 years of age, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s fitness, and Naby Keita’s horrendous injury record at Liverpool, Neuhaus could be a perfect option for Klopp. He’s young, versatile, and rarely gets injured, which is something Liverpool could desperately need given their recent injury woes.
Bayern is not willing to pay as much as Liverpool is probably prepared to pay, which is unfortunate from Bayern’s perspective, but they have been adamant they don’t want to spend over a certain amount for him.