Borussia Dortmund ‘set to seal £26m switch for Liverpool target Donyell Malen as PSV Eindhoven forward replaces Jadon Sancho at Bundesliga giants after impressing at Euro 2020’
- Donyell Malen was the second-top goalscorer in the Eredivisie last season
- He then went on to impress at Euro 2020 as the Netherlands reached the last 16
- Liverpool were reportedly interested in the 22-year-old – but did not place a bid
- Malen’s versatility means he can play in a front two or out wide on the left wing
- He will replace Jadon Sancho, who finally sealed his move to Manchester United
- Sancho and Erling Haaland formed a potent partnership after Haaland’s arrival
Donyell Malen is reportedly set to move to Borussia Dortmund following some impressive displays at Euro 2020.
The 22-year-old finished as the second-top goalscorer in the Eredivisie last season with PSV Eindhoven and then shone as the Netherlands made it to the round of 16 before being eliminated by the Czech Republic.
Despite Liverpool expressing an interest in the forward, there was no bid from the Reds, according to Fabrizio Romano, with Dortmund having already signed some of the paperwork.
Donyell Malen impressed for the Netherlands at Euro 2020 and produced two assists
The 22-year-old came into the tournament off the back of a strong season for PSV Eindhoven
Malen replaces Jadon Sancho after the Englishman completed his Manchester United move
The deal, worth €30million (£26m), will be done assuming the medical is completed without any problems.
Malen was most often deployed alongside Eran Zahavi as part of a front two at PSV and was also used as a lone striker.
However, Frank de Boer used him in a wider forward role this summer, with new Dortmund boss Marco Rose no doubt excited by Malen’s versatility after Jadon Sancho’s £73m move to Manchester United on Friday.
Liverpool were reportedly interested in Malen – but did not land up putting in a bid for him
Malen will hope to emulate the deadly partnership between Sancho and Erling Haaland
Sancho formed a potent partnership with Erling Haaland at Signal Iduna Park, with the pair scoring 81 goals in all competitions between them since the Norwegian’s debut for the club in January last year.
Haaland made his first appearance of the season on Saturday as Rose’s men lost 2-0 against Athletic Bilbao in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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