Liverpool have made an approach to the agent of Lille defender Sven Botman, according to reports.
Botman on his way to Anfield?
The 20-year-old is a highly-rated centre back and has been compared to the next Virgil van Dijk, due to his commanding presence and his style of play.
From 16 league appearances during the 2020/21 campaign, Botman has managed to average 3.9 aerial duels won, 2.9 clearances and a pass success rate of 86.4% (Whoscored).
Foot Mercato (via GFFN) revealed that Jurgen Klopp’s side got in touch with the Dutchman’s agent in November to enquire about his services.
Touted as a “leader” at just 20 years old, the report added that discussions have not proceeded to any advanced stage as of yet, with Inter Milan and Ajax also interested in his services.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Valued at £9m by TransferMarkt, sporting director Michael Edwards could be about to leap into action.
With the Reds significantly disadvantaged in the defensive department due to injuries, the 6 foot 4 giant could be the ideal player to come in as a long-term option for Jurgen Klopp.
Amid the current global pandemic, all will depend on how much majority shareholder John Henry is willing to invest in the playing squad.
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