30 Jan 2017

Message to Klopp: €20m star confirms he'll 'listen' to 'Liverpool's' transfer 'offer'. Sign?

One of Liverpool's current transfer targets has confirmed that he's happy to consider a move to Anfield.

Over the weekend, a report on Sevilla-based radio station VIP claimed:

"Real Betis left-back Riza Durmisi has aroused the interest of Liverpool, who have sent scouts to watch him on several occasions".

When asked on Sunday about Liverpool's interest, Durmisi admitted:

"I know about Liverpool’s interest...and if Betis will sell me, I will of course listen to the offer. This also applies to Liverpool. Anything else would be idiocy."

That's as blatant a 'come and get me' plea as you're likely to get, but with only a couple of days left in the transfer window, a deal at this late stage is probably unlikely.

Some info about Durmisi:

* 23-year old left-back, who can also play left-midfield. Contract expires: 2021

* Brondby/Betis: 121 apps (21 goals/assists). 17 apps for Danish national team.

* Injury History: Missed only 4 games through injury since 2012.

* Has a €20m buyout clause in his contract:

* Dec 2016: On his strengths/Weaknesses: "I’m an offensive player and I like to dribble, make assists, maybe a goal. We see that on the pitch. If I want to be a top player I need also to improve in defense".

Durmisi sounds like Moreno MK2: Good offensively, but suspect defensively. A left-back's primary role is to defend, and if Durmisi needs to 'improve' in defence, then perhaps Liverpool should wait until there's evidence of that improvement...?


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