After a Champions League success last season, Klopp looks to reinforce his team further, and it looks like he’s found his target.
Donyell Malen is the latest Dutch player to be targeted by the big clubs. The incredible 20-year-old caught the public eye by scoring five goals in a league match last weekend against Vitesse.
— PSV (@PSV) September 14, 2019
Malen already has an experience with playing in England. The youngster played for Arsenal’s academy, where he scored 27 goals in 67 matches.
Arsenal chiefs weren’t convinced and they sold Malen to PSV after just two seasons.
Malen started off this season on fire. Not only did he score five goals in a match, but he also managed to bag another in mid-week European League clash against Sporting.
PSV started the season perfectly. With five wins in five matches in all competitions, PSV looks primed to challenge Ajax for the title this season.
With the Eredivisie being the league that favors the youth, Malen could play a big role in deciding the league champion this season.
There’s a good chance that Malen was scouted by Liverpool way back when he was in Arsenal’s academy. Even the Arsenal fans at the time complained about losing the prospect, and it looks like it could come back to haunt them if the move does go through.
Malen even scored his first international goal recently. Not only did he score, but he did it in a big match against Germany, where the Netherlands sealed 4-2 win.
With the rise of Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt, Malen could join the army of big Netherland hopes who made their big move recently.
The Dutch national team will surely be fun to watch with their young core growing week in and week out.