Liverpool: Teun Koopmeiners was scouted ‘multiple times’
Liverpool ‘have sent scouts’ to watch Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners but are unlikely to sign him this month, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Koopmeiner a Reds target?
Endless players have been linked with being the saviour of the Reds’ current midfield woes, following constant poor performances in that area of the pitch.
Recent rumours regarding a potential move for Koopmeiners have emerged, with the 24-year-old making five appearances for the Netherlands at the 2022 World Cup, though reports have suggested Atalanta’s sale of Ruslan Malinovskyi to Marseille complicates matters.
Koopmeiners has been a key man for Atalanta this season, starting 16 matches in Serie A and scoring five times.
The Latest: Romano provides update
Writing for Caught Offside, Romano claimed that the Dutchman has been tracked by Liverpool but is unlikely to make the move currently:
“Honestly, Atalanta have never received any approaches for Teun Koopmeiners in January. It’s a quiet situation and I don’t see them selling another midfielder after Ruslan Malinovskyi to Marseille.
“Rumours are there because Liverpool sent their scouts to monitor him multiple times in the last year, but things are quiet on the Koopmeiners deal, as of now.”
The Verdict: Would be a great option
Koopmeiners is an impressive footballer who was described as ‘amazing’ in Qatar by NBC journalist Joe Prince-Wright, following his memorable short free-kick that allowed Wout Weghorst to equalise in stoppage time against Argentina.
The Atalanta man would add a mix to defensive resilience and attacking class to Liverpool’s midfield, having averaged two tackles per game in Qatar and 1.6 key passes per match in Serie A this season.
Sadly, it looks as though Koopemeiners is a no-go for the time being, but if the situation changes, he could be an ideal signing in the summer transfer window.