Stunning Sancho claim made, Klopp sent £40 million transfer message and Liverpool urged to sign £54 million Frenchman
Liverpool urged to sign Upamecano, Sancho claim made and Klopp sent message about possible Traore deal in Liverpool roundup…
Jamie Carragher wants Liverpool to bounce back from Virgil Van Dijk’s injury blow by making a bold January move for Manchester United target Dayot Upamecano.
Van Dijk picked up a serious injury in the draw with Everton at the weekend, and the injury is likely to keep the powerful Dutchman out for the rest of the season, meaning that Jurgen Klopp will need to spend in the January window.
And the Anfield icon reckons the RB Leipzig ace could be the solution to the Champion’s defensive woes with Van Dijk out of action following a grim tackle in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.
Upamecano had a wonderful season for Leipzig last season and is now firmly regarded as one of the very best young defenders in the game, with reports that Manchester United failed with a £54 million move to try and get a deal done.
Carragher told Sky Sports Monday Night Football: “There’s a young guy everybody is talking about, Upamecano, who’s at Leipzig. There’s talk of him.
“He’s not the profile of Van Dijk, I think he’s only 6ft 1in or 6ft 2in, but if that’s who Liverpool wanted next summer, bring it forward, pay extra money and do it on January 1.”
Liverpool have no need to sign Jadon Sancho as “he’s not a better player than Mohamed Salah”, but stopping Manchester United getting a deal done would be great says Jamie Redknapp.
It is no secret that Sancho is one of the most skill-full and gifted young players in the game right now, and has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League for the past 12 months, with Manchester United leading the chase for a deal.
United made their moves in the summer, they offered a decent amount of money, but by the end of the transfer window, they simply could not get a deal done, and that has opened the door for Liverpool to try and seal a deal next summer.
And amid all the speculation the former Reds midfielder admits it would be pleasing to get one over on arch-rivals if United were to be pipped to a much sought-after forward: “Look, Jadon Sancho is a superb talent, and obviously, Liverpool would take him,” Redknapp told Paddy Power.
“But right now, if you’re playing him on that right side, he’s not a better player than Mo Salah. He’s also not a better player than Sadio Mane.
“He makes goals, he brings something completely different to what Liverpool are trying to do, and if you want to keep improving and getting better, then of course you’d want him in your team.
“You could stop him going to Man United as well, even better.
“But right now, if he came to Anfield, would he get in the team? I don’t personally think so.”
Wolves boss Nuno says flying winger Adama Traore is “delighted” to be at Molineux, with Liverpool and Barcelona linked with possible moves.
Over the last few seasons, Traore has truly developed into a dangerous winger that can cause some serious issues to most sides in the Premier League, with his performances catching the eyes of Barcelona and Liverpool.
It would take big money to get a deal done, as Wolves have no interest in selling and are said to be in the process of thrashing out fresh terms with a prized asset on their books, and Nuno has suggested that an agreement will be reached in those discussions.
The Wolves boss was quoted on TalkSport: “What I can say about this is Adama is delighted to be here. You can see how happy he’s been in training just by seeing us be together again.
“Things will happen naturally. Speculation around our players doesn’t bother us.
“We know what we have to do. First of all, you have to be happy where you are, and he clearly is.”
“I watch all the matches our players are involved in – some of them live, some of them I record and watch all the minutes our players play,” Nuno added.
“I was delighted and really happy for Adama because he made his debut and he made his debut as a starter, so that shows the progress and the impact Adama had.
“I was delighted with all of our internationals – Daniel Podence made his debut for Portugal, Conor Coady scored for England.
“Some players didn’t have so many minutes as we would have wished because the international coaches made different decisions.
“I’m happy but at the same time worried and tremendously proud at the amount of international players we have at Wolves.
“We must feel proud as a squad and as a club because representing your national team is the best of the best in your own country so that says enough.
“It says a lot about the quality and the talent of the players we have, and the hard work that we put in.
“When we arrived we didn’t have so many internationals so the progression and the commitment of this group makes me hugely proud.”
Even if he signs a new contract, how could he turn down a move to Liverpool or Barcelona?
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