Liverpool are keen to improve their attacking options during the summer transfer window and they have identified the PSV Eindhoven forward Donyell Malen as a potential target.
According to a report from Voetbal International (via Daily Mail), the Premier League giants are reportedly leading the chase for the 22-year-old attacker who has been in sublime form this season.
Malen has 17 goals in 29 league appearances for PSV Eindhoven and he will add some much-needed competition and depth to the Liverpool attacking unit.
The report further states that the player is valued at £25 million and a club with Liverpool’s resources should be able to afford that.
The likes of Divock Origi could be on their way out of Anfield this summer after failing to hold down a regular starting berth this season and Malen would be an excellent alternative.
The 22-year-old is rated highly across Europe and a world-class manager like Jurgen Klopp could unlock his potential and elevate his game to a whole new level.
Apparently, the likes of Barcelona and Juventus are keen on signing the 22-year-old and it remains to be seen whether the Reds can fend off the competition and secure his services.
A major disadvantage for Liverpool could be the potential absence of Champions League football next season.
The likes of Barcelona and Juventus will be able to provide the 22-year-old with Champions League football next season but the Reds are in danger of missing out on top four qualification this season.
That said, Malen will probably have a greater chance of starting regularly for Liverpool as compared to Barcelona or Juventus.
The Reds might be able to provide him with game time assurances and that could be a deciding factor in the end.