Liverpool journalist Neil Jones has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of the Merseyside club potentially signing PSV Eindhoven attacker Donyell Malen during the current summer transfer window.
This comes after Jones made an appearance on a recent episode of The Redmen TV, where he spoke about a range of transfer-related subjects concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.
After it was recently reported in the Liverpool Echo that the Reds are interested in potentially signing Malen this summer, Jones had this to say on the situation.
He said: “Good player, I think [he’s] got a good pedigree. Another one, you can see Liverpool’s fingerprints, if you like – or his fingerprints in a Liverpool setup.
“I think the price wouldn’t be too bad. It’s coming from I think under £30 million, [you’d] probably be looking at.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a million miles away, that one. I think there’s potential for that one, if you’re putting it in your tracker, I’d say keep an eye on that one because I think there’s probably – well, there is interest there – and I think there probably could be scope for a deal if dominoes fall in the right way.”
Malen made his senior debut for PSV back in February 2018 in an Eredivisie match against PEC Zwolle under former manager Phillip Cocu.
Since then, the 22-year-old, who is currently valued at £27 million, has made 116 senior appearances for the club, in which he has managed to score 55 goals and provide 24 assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Neil Jones’ comments on a potential Liverpool move for Malen…
Given how Malen ended the 2020/21 Eredivisie season with no one scoring more goals (19) or producing as many assists (8) as he did, as well as being PSV’s highest-rated player with an overall rating of 7.4/10 according to WhoScored, it’s understandable why Liverpool are reportedly interested in bringing him to Anfield.
Would you like to see Liverpool sign Malen this summer?
Taking this into account, Malen could well be an exciting transfer for Liverpool if they manage to sign him this summer, however, we feel that the Reds would perhaps need to offload some of their current attacking players such as Takumi Minamino, Harry Wilson, Xherdan Shaqiri or Divock Origi to make room for the Dutchman in Klopp’s squad if he were to join the club.