Bundesliga club reportedly set to demand in excess of €40m for Liverpool target

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Borussia Monchengladbach are reportedly preparing to demand well in excess of €40m for Liverpool target Florian Neuhaus this summer.

According to German outlet Bild, it will take much more than Neuhaus’ €40m release clause to pry him away from Monchengladbach at the end of the season.

The report claims Liverpool are one of the clubs keen on Neuhaus, with Monchengladbach unwilling to part ways with him easily as he is an important player in their side.

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This seems to be a rather strange report from Bild. If Neuhaus has a release clause of €40m, why would Liverpool need to pay more than to sign him? There does not appear to be much point in having a release clause of €40m if Monchengladbach, as the report claims, are able to refuse to let Neuhaus go unless a club adds even more money on top of the €40m.

If Neuhaus has a release clause of €40m then that should, theoretically, mean that Liverpool are able to pay that and then start directly dealing with Neuhaus and his representatives. Liverpool should be able to pay the fee and then deal with Neuhaus’ personal terms, rather than needing to pay in excess of the release clause to appease Monchengladbach as they attempt to keep hold of their star midfielder.

Perhaps there has been a misunderstanding along the way and €40m was just a valuation previously set instead of a release clause. That could explain why Monchengladbach are now demanding more than that figure for Neuhaus, but it is an intriguing situation for Liverpool to be in.