According to reports, Liverpool are interested in a summer move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud.
According to a report in Bild a few weeks ago, Tottenham Hotspur are also looking to sign the midfielder and have told they would need to pay somewhere between €30m-€35m to take him from Die Borussen.
Fans of German football might be familiar with Dahoud, but any casual fans, or those who simply don’t have to time to keep up to date with the Bundesliga, may not be fully aware of the midfielder.
To help fans get to know the potential Liverpool or Spurs signing a bit better, we’ve put together a fact file full of everything you need to know about him.
Have a read through and make sure you are fully clued up on the man who could be arriving at either Anfield or White Hart Lane in the near future.
Dahoud is the first Syrian-born footballer to play in the Bundesliga.
He was born in Amuda, Syria’s but his family moved to Germany when he was a baby as they fled from the Assad regime.
Dahoud is a 20-year-old midfielder who plays for Borussia Monchengladbach.
He signed for ‘Gladbach as a youngster from Bundesliga 2 side Fortuna Dusseldorf in 2010.
He made his first team debut for ‘Gladbach in August 2014. He was part of the team that beat Bosnian side 7–0 FK Sarajevo in a Europa League play-off.
He made his league debut against Borussia Dortmund last April and has quickly become a regular in the ‘Gladbach side.
This season's stats
Dahoud has made 37 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring four goals and contributing a further seven assists.
He averages 2.1 tackles and 1.5 assists per game and has completed 84.1% of his passes this season.
(Stats via WhoScored.com)
Dahoud has chosen to represent his adopted country of Germany at international level.
He’s been capped at U18, U19, U20 and U21 levels for Germany.
Dahoud is under contract with ‘Gladbach until August 2018.
The Bundesliga side reportedly want between €30m-€35m for him, but Liverpool and Spurs hope to pay around £20m.