Liverpool may sign Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby in the future, according to reliable journalist Christian Falk.
The Lowdown: Previous interest
Italian outlet Calciomercato has previously reported that the Reds have been interested in the 23-year-old, with a Spanish source claiming that he was being lined up as a possible replacement for Mohamed Salah, if the Egyptian had failed to sign a new contract at Anfield.
However, the Magpies’ interest was short-lived, with the £60m asking price seemingly keeping the winger at the Bundesliga outfit for the season.
The Latest: Falk’s claim
Falk wonders why the Reds never ended up signing Diaby, who he believes has all the qualities to succeed under Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Speaking with GiveMeSport, the German journalist claimed: “I think he’s perfect for the Premier League.
“I always wondered why Liverpool didn’t buy him before, he would fit perfectly in this system, and I think we will see him there. But at the moment, it doesn’t look like it will be this summer.”
Will Liverpool sign Moussa Diaby?
The Verdict: Great long-term signing
When analysing the winger’s statistics, it is easy to see why Falk believes that Diaby would be a great addition to Klopp’s side.
As per FBRef, compared with positional peers across Europe’s top five leagues over the past year, the 23-year-old ranks in the 94th percentile for assists and the 92nd percentile for non-penalty goals and expected assists.
With his contract at Leverkusen running until the summer of 2025, the Bundesliga club would be in control of any negotiations surrounding a move for Diaby.
Therefore, whilst any such transfer does not appear to be imminent, it could be a serious option for Liverpool to consider in a couple of years’ time, so long as the forward does not sign a new deal in Germany beforehand.
It’s also a promising sign that Falk believes the 23-year-old could end up at Anfield in the not-too-distant future.
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