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Liverpool eyeing summer deal for Duch winger whose contract runs out in 2026

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By Shrishh Attavar

Liverpool want to sign Borussia Dortmund star Donyell Malen

The reported interest in Donyell Malen from Liverpool has sparked anticipation to see how the Dutch winger could potentially bolster the squad’s attacking options. Malen’s impressive performances for Borussia Dortmund have undoubtedly caught the attention of clubs across Europe, and Liverpool’s rumoured “initial offer” signals their intent to secure his signature.

Fichajes via ECHO has suggested the Reds are already preparing an “initial offer” of around €40m to secure the Dutch international’s services. With ten goals and three assists in all competitions this season (28 appearances), Malen has demonstrated his ability to make a significant impact in the final third.

His pace, dribbling skills, and clinical finishing make him a versatile attacking threat capable of thriving in various tactical setups. At just 25 years old, he also offers the potential for long-term development and growth, aligning with Liverpool’s strategy of investing in young talent with room for improvement.

Liverpool want to sign Borussia Dortmund star Donyell Malen.
Donyell Malen is a Liverpool transfer target.

Malen to the Reds?

The Reds’ willingness to make a substantial offer for Malen reflects their recognition of his value and the importance of strengthening the squad, particularly in attacking areas. The club’s scouting network and recruitment team have undoubtedly conducted thorough assessments of Malen’s playing style, character, and potential fit within the system.

His versatility to play anywhere across the frontline is an added benefit for any side pursuing the services of Malen. However, securing Malen’s services may not be a straightforward task, especially with other clubs vying for his signature. The competitive landscape of the transfer market means that Liverpool may face stiff competition and potentially need to negotiate with Borussia Dortmund to agree on a suitable transfer fee.

Malen’s contract at Dortmund lasts until 2026 (Transfermarkt). Liverpool’s interest in the player also underscores their ambition to continue competing at the highest level even as they navigate a managerial transition.

Liverpool want to sign Borussia Dortmund star Donyell Malen.
Cody Gakpo and Donyel Malen could reunite at Liverpool.

Adding a player of Malen’s calibre to the squad would provide the incoming manager with additional options and flexibility in attack, ensuring a smooth transition and continuity in the team’s playing style.

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The presence of quality competition for positions is often a catalyst for improvement and drives overall team success, a factor that will be crucial in maintaining Liverpool’s competitive edge in both domestic and European competitions.

As negotiations progress and Liverpool work towards securing Malen’s signature amid Klopp’s imminent departure, fans will eagerly await updates on the potential transfer. The prospect of seeing the Dutch winger don the famous red jersey and contribute to the club’s future success is undoubtedly an exciting one, and supporters will hope that Liverpool can finalise a deal that benefits both parties involved and sets the tone for a successful new era at Anfield.