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18 Jan 2016

Klopp's Next Signing? Liverpool chase £12m 'Talent of the Year' who 'idolises Ronaldo'

In October, Liverpool were linked with a January move for £12m-rated Ajax star Anwar El Ghazi, and reports over the weekend suggest that the Reds are following up their interest in the exciting attacker.

On Sunday, Italian newspaper The Telegraph reported:

"Anwar El Ghazi has attracted interest from Manchester United, and AC Milan, and Jurgen Klopp is also keen to sign the Dutchman".

Some info about El Ghazi:

* 6'2 right-winger, who can also play as a striker. Current contract expires: 2019

* Ajax: 28 goals/assists in 66 games (One every 162 mins)

* This season: 9 goals/assists in 24 games (One every 187 mins)

* 2015: Named Ajax 'Talent of the Year'.

* 4 goals in 12 games various Holland youth teams.

* Ronaldo de Boer's assessment: assessment: "He [El Ghazi] idolises Ronaldo and is trying to copy him. He is similar in height and style".

* De Boer on where El Ghazi needs to improve: "He is too weak in the legs. Anwar likes to emulate Ronaldo, but instead of imitating tricks, he should focus on his body".

* Jaap Stam's view: "He [El Ghazi] has the talent and skills to become a good player, but he needs to concentrate on his work and keep the level up."

Henderson aside, there are no tall, attacking players at Anfield. Liverpool need to mix it up a bit, and a tall player with the attributes of El Ghazi (or Yarmolenko, another 6'2 attacker) should be a priority (IMO).

Worth a bid?

Author: Jaimie K


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