Lack of squad space likely to prevent move for Bundesliga midfielder

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According to Sport1, cited by LFC Transfer Room, Jurgen Klopp wants to bring Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus to the club this summer, but a lack of space in the squad will likely prevent a move.

The Reds have done their best with player sales so far this summer, but cannot risk going over the Premier League’s non-homegrown player rule. The rule states that a club cannot register more than 17 non-homegrown players in their squad of 25. As things stand, the Reds have 18.

The hope will be that the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Loris Karius and Divock Origi depart this summer to free up space and take Liverpool within the allowance. But, even then, Neuhaus would likely stay another year at Gladbach, with the price of £35 million also off-putting to Liverpool.

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With just two weeks left until the Premier League season gets underway, Liverpool may not want to commence what will be difficult negotiations. They may not have time to shift the necessary players needed to make space for Florian Neuhaus.

And, even if players did depart to make space, the Reds can’t guarantee a starting place for the midfielder. Perhaps waiting a season, allowing the German to develop further, before approaching Gladbach, is the best option here.

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