3 Nov 2015

'New Aguero' to Liverpool? Klopp wants 'unique' €14m attacker hailed as Argentina's 'standout' young player

Liverpool are reportedly considering a January move for Atletico Madrid attacker Angel Correa, who is also being tracked by by Manchester City and Paris St. Germain.

According to Spanish Sports magazine Don Balon this week:

"The progression of Angel Correa has not gone unnoticed amongst Europe's biggest teams and...Liverpool are already preparing to make an offer".

Some info about €14m-rated Correa, dubbed the 'new Sergio Aguero':

* Secondary striker, who can also play as a centre-forward, right winger, and attacking midfielder.

* 3 goals/assists in 10 games for Atletico Madrid.

* 1 goal in 3 apps for the Argentina national team.

* According to an ESPN scouting report: "Explosive burst of pace; excellent balance and control. Correa's bright combination play and strong shot mean that defenders are unable to stand off him".

* June 2014: Had surgery to remove a benign tumour on his heart.

* Dec 2014: Helped Argentina U20 win the South American Championship (7 goals/assists in the tournament).

* Sep 2015: Diego Simeone's assessment: "He [Correa] is a unique player who has no fear. He can turn well in the box and is very dangerous. He has vision in small spaces, and the audacity and rebelliousness that one needs to play football".

* Sept 2015: After being called up to the senior Argentina squad, Gerardo Martino enthused: "His [Correa's] call-up was inevitable because he is Argentina's standout young player."

Liverpool rejected the chance to sign Loic Remy due to a 'heart defect' (confirmed by Remy himself last season), so it seems unlikely that the club will now spend big bucks on a player who recently suffered a significant heart-related issue.

Correa may be Argentina's 'standout' young player, but the reality is that his career consists of of just ten senior appearances so far. As such, it's probably a good idea to see how he develops before taking the plunge.

In any event, why would Correa leave Atletico? The club nursed him through his heart issue, and signed him irrespective of the problem. He owes them big time, and I can't see him quitting the club just months after getting back to full health.

Author: Jaimie K


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