Liverpool is still on the lookout for a new midfielder after acquiring Japan midfielder Wataru Endo. Bayern midfielder Ryan Gravenberch and Fluminense midfielder Andre are among the top candidates, but the name of Crystal Palace midfielder Cheick Doucouré has also frequently hit the media.
It is said that they are looking for a midfielder who is not a typical defensive midfielder but a full-back in midfield, and the Malian midfielder, whose greatest strength is winning the ball at the bottom of midfield, may be a bit off the target image.
According to RMC Sport, it is true that Liverpool is investigating the player, but with the transfer market deadline looming, there has been no movement between the clubs. With the amount of money that Crystal Palace is demanding, it is unlikely that negotiations will accelerate in the near future.
“In search of a reinforcement in the middle in the last straight line of the transfer window, Liverpool probed Cheick Doucouré. For the moment, negotiations are at a standstill. There have been no significant moves in recent days and no concrete offer from the Reds for the 23-year-old Malian midfielder who plays at Crystal Palace. To let the former Lensois slip away, Crystal Palace expects more than 60 million euros.”
It depends on how much coach Jurgen Klopp wants the midfielder, but considering his track record and potential, the asking price seems too high. Roy Hodgson also wants to stay at the club, and it will be difficult to conclude negotiations in the short time remaining.
Who will Liverpool bring in as their new midfielder…or will they end up with no one?