13 Dec 2016

Klopp to Sign? Liverpool to make €27m offer for 'impressive' midfield sensation

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly set to make a concrete offer for one of Serie A's most coveted young players.

Last week, Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport claimed that Liverpool have scouted Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie, and according to Sky Sports today:

"Liverpool are lining up a €27m bid for Atlanta holding midfielder Franck Kessie. The Reds are hoping to beat Juventus to the 19-year-old by signing him in January".

Liverpool have allegedly scouted 'impressive' Kessie 'extensively' this season, and Man City, Juve, Chelsea, and Man United also interested, the Reds clearly have a lot of competition.

Jordan Henderson is currently playing the holding role, and there's no way the captain will be cast aside for a 19-year old, so where does Kessie fit it?

* You don't pay €27m for a player to then keep him on the bench, so it looks like Emre Can and Giorgino Wijnaldum will have some serious competition for their places (which is a good thing).

* Bringing in another central midfielder should (in theory) release Wijnaldum to play in a more advanced role, and perhaps that's Klopp's overall plan?

Kessie recently admitted that he'd 'like to play for Manchester United', and confirmed that 'United has always been my favourite team', so he may not even want to sign for Liverpool.


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