15 Nov 2016

'New Ribery' to Anfield? Liverpool chase €15m sensation who made secret trip to Anfield last season

Liverpool are reportedly considering a January move for Rennes winger Paul-Georges Ntep.

According to Italian newspaper Tutto Sport:

"With talks over a new deal stalling, Paul-Georges Ntep is wanted by Arsenal, Liverpool and Lazio".

Some info about €15m-rated Ntep, who is nicknamed the 'new Ribery':

* 24-year old left-winger, who can also play on the right. Contract expires: Jun 2017.

* Rennes: 16 goals/14 assists (30) in 75 games (One every 175 mins). 2 apps for the France national team.

* This season: 0 goals/4 assists in 9 apps.

* May 2015: L'Equipe claimed: "Ntep went to Liverpool twice to visit the club's facilities and training ground".

* Jul 2013: Arsene Wenger's assessment: "Paul George Ntep has the potential to have a great future. It all depends on his mind, but he is a great prospect".

* Sep 2016: Ntep revealed his frustration with being played out of position: "It's not my position. I find it [central striker] a bit simplistic, and it's not a position where I can develop myself. "

* On his best position: "My favourite position is left wing. I feel more comfortable coming inside onto my stronger right foot from that wing because I know I’ve got a big shot".

* On areas of improvement: "I’ve worked on my crossing on my left foot and that’s improved a lot. It’s something I’ve added to my game".

By all accounts, Ntep sounds like ideal cover for Sadio Mane, who will be away for up to a month during the African Cup of Nations.


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