9 Nov 2016

Klopp to Sign? Liverpool want 'really brilliant' striker who's 'like Van Nistelrooy. Offer planned in January

Jurgen Klopp is reportedly planning a January move for FK Rostov attacker Sardar Azmoun.

According to The Guardian:

"Liverpool have monitored Azmoun and are considering an offer when the transfer window reopens".

In a recent interview, Azmoun confirmed that he's a 'fan of Real Madrid', but also admitted:

"I'm also in love with English Premier League and it would be a dream for me to play in England."

Some info about Azmoun:

* 21-year old striker. Contract expires: 2018. Spent three years at Rubin Kazan.

* Kazan/Rostov: 33 goals/assists in 87 apps (One every 132 mins). 15 goals in 20 games for Iran's national team.

* Scouting Report (Strengths): "Outstanding dribbling skills, game-reading ability, astonishing control on the ball, superb eye for goal and marvelous finishing power are his main attributes".

* Scouting Report (Weaknesses): "Slender physique does not allow him to get into one-on-one challenges with stronger players. Easily tripped or brought down".

* Oct 2015: Iran boss Carlos Queiroz raved: "He [Azmoun] is world-class. The way he moves the ball is really brilliant and at the level of some of the best centre forwards I have worked with, like Ruud van Nistelrooy".

Alas, it appears that Azmoun has his heart set on Arsenal. In January, he told Four Four Two magazine:

"I have always fancied playing for Arsene Wenger. He is famous for trusting young players and giving them the opportunity to grow. [Arsenal] is where young players become big players”.

If it comes down to a straight choice between Arsenal and Liverpool, can Klopp triumph over Arsene Wenger?


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