2 Jan 2017

Deal Close? Liverpool Reps fly out to watch 'fantastic' £20m sensation who played with Mane

Liverpool are reportedly planning a January move for one this season's standout players in the Bundesliga.

According to ESPN today:

"Jurgen Klopp will target RB Leipzig's Emil Forsberg. Leipzig would not accept less than £20m and [will] evaluate offers that allow any of their star players to make career progress".

The Mirror further claims:

"Liverpool scouts have been to check to see him [Forsberg] in action for RBL this season".

Liverpool were last linked with 'fantastic' Forsberg a year ago, and when asked recently about Forsberg's future, his agent, Hasan Cetinkaya, told Aftonbladet:

“I have already been in meetings with major clubs regarding Forsberg. I have a picture in front of me. I will also be meeting with RB Leipzig".

Some info about Forsberg, who briefly played alongside Sadio Mane at Red Bull Salzburg:

* 25-year old left-winger, who can also play on the right. Contract expires: 2021

* RB Leipzig: 33 goals/assists in 64 apps (One every 154 mins)

* This Season: 14 goals/assists in 16 apps (One every 82 mins)

* Malmo/RB Salzburg: 71 goals/assists in 148 apps (One every 154 mins). 3 goals in 24 games for Sweden.

Forsberg's wife, Shanga Hussain, plays for FFV Leipzig, and judging by interviews with the guy, he appears very settled in the city. Can Liverpool tempt him away...?


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