Liverpool will face fairly the switch conundrum come the opening of the summer season switch window: to promote, or to not promote, Mohamed Salah?
On the very least, it seems they won’t be wanting potential successors to the Egyptian’s throne.
Jadon Sancho’s arrival at Borussia Dortmund has definitely highlighted a chance in January that can greater than probably persist past the 2023/24 marketing campaign.
“Sancho’s arrival would put loads of stress on Donyell Malen. He may very well be offered instantly,” Christian Falk wrote in his newest unique column with CaughtOffside.
“There was an concept of a swap take care of Manchester United for Sancho – they didn’t go for it.
“But when there’s a suggestion coming from the Premier League for Malen, Dortmund will probably be open to talks.”
The Dutchman has registered eight purpose contributions in 23 video games this time period (at a fee of 1 each 173.5 minutes).
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What do the stats say?
The 25-year-old at the moment ranks because the fifth most related statistical profile to Salah, in response to knowledge compiled by FBref.
Curiously, nevertheless, Malen is way from as creatively inclined because the Liverpool hitman, registering within the forty third percentile for xAG – in stark distinction to his exceptional placement for non-penalty xG (99th percentile).
The ahead’s 87th percentile rating for touches within the attacking penalty field is admirable although has some solution to go to meet up with the Egyptian’s 99th percentile rating.
Even at 25 years of age, it’s a profile Liverpool’s recruitment group might very effectively discover enticing on paper.