The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern were delighted when their side announced a deal for Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman finally moved to Anfield in January after months of speculation, filling a significant gap in the Liverpool squad.
However, his arrival has yet to really solve Liverpool’s defensive problems, and so Jurgen Klopp would be wise to bring in another option. Deadline day is fast approaching, but there is more than enough time for the Reds to bring in a player or two – and our landlord thinks that a deadline day move for Salif Sane (who is rated at £7.2 million by Transfer Markt) would be perfect.
Sane has been one of the standout central defenders in Europe this season, providing fantastic solidity and consistently through the middle of the park. Currently playing for Hannover, his average rating of 7.57 (via WhoScored.com) speaks for itself. Having played 19 games in the Bundesliga this term, Sane’s form has been consistently fantastic – and he has been crucial to the side’s success this season.
Standing at a towering 6ft4, Sane’s aerial presence is not to be sniffed at. He is a real unit, and he is incredibly powerful in the air. When you consider Virgil van Dijk, who has similar qualities but is perhaps more comfortable with the ball on the floor, the duo could work together fantastically.
Given his fine form this season, Hannover are likely to demand beyond his £7.2 million valuation, but even then – signing Sane, at any cost, would make for fantastic value. He really is that good.
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