Liverpool, working on a generational change in the midfielders, acquired Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton as soon as the transfer window opened. After that, amidst various names reported in the media, they secured Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Leipzig, adding two inside halves to their squad.
French U-21 midfielder Manu Koné from Borussia Monchengladbach was also mentioned as one of the targets, and at one point was rumored to be close to a move to Liverpool.
However, reports of a move gradually died down, and he suffered a knee injury during the UEFA U-21 European Championship 2023.
With Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia closing in on joining Chelsea, there is no chance that Liverpool, still in search of a defensive midfielder, will return to the French U-21 midfielder.
However, Roland Virkus, sporting director at Borussia MG, referred to the player as a transfer and emphasized that he will stay in the Bundesliga.
On the other hand, he has not ruled out the possibility of shaking his head at a huge offer, and there seems to be a chance for the club to try to acquire him.
“We have decided that Manu Koné will stay with Borussia,”
“Of course, you can never rule out anything in football. If there would be a crazy offer, we would have to talk again.”
“But actually the goal – and this has also been discussed with the player – is that he stays here first and gets back to full fitness.”
“Manu sees that something is happening in Gladbach at the moment. And he might want to be a part of it.”