For those trying to keep up with the constant barrage of players linked with Liverpool during the offseason, there’s another new name to add to the list of possible targets this week: 22-year-old PSV Eindhoven forward Donyell Malen.
At least that’s the story coming from journalists in the Netherlands, as relayed by Sport Witness today, with Malen’s agent said to be in active negotiations with both Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund over where he will play next season.
An immediate reason for doubt, though, is in the fact that Malen’s agent is Mino Raiola, quite possibly European football’s most notorious superagent and someone that the Reds have in the past seemed to do their best to avoid dealing with.
The only time Liverpool have dealt with Raiola during Fenway Sports Group’s time in charge was with Mario Balotelli, a desperation deal that didn’t work out especially well for any party and soon ended in a quick and agitated departure.
Still, for the right price Malen could be an interesting target, with the rapid striker scoring 27 goals last season and a regular on the Dutch bench in recent years. However, all things considered he might seem a more obvious fit for Dortmund.
Dortmund recently lost Jadon Sancho, and they’ve shown a willingness to sign Raiola clients like Erling Haaland, the 20-year-old openly seeking a new club—and wages on par with the likes of Messi and Ronaldo—this summer.