In recent years, Liverpool has been on the hunt for promising young players from all over the UK.Harvey Elliott, Ben Doak, Conor Bradley, James McConnell, Kaide Gordon, Bobby Clark, and Trey Nyoni are just a few of the players who have made their mark on Anfield’s roster.
Meanwhile, the search for young talent is not limited to the United Kingdom. Scouting activities have been intensified in Europe as well as in South America, and we are watching the development of various talents.
And they are also keeping a keen eye on new players who are continuing their remarkable success in Sweden.
According to Fotboll Direkt, Liverpool are interested in Swedish U-18 international Momodou Sonko, who is a member of BK Hacken, and have had discussions with the other club. The player is under contract until 2025 and the transfer fee has been set at £6 million.
No concrete offers have yet been made for the 18-year-old winger, with RB Leipzig and Bologna also reportedly interested, and other reports suggest that Barcelona are also keeping an eye on the young talent.
The fast-footed winger was promoted to the first team last year and has already made 44 appearances, scoring 14 goals and assisting 8 others.
He has also played in Champions League qualifiers and the Europa League this season, creating chances from the left wing on the European stage.
The problem for Liverpool would be that they have too many players on the left wing. Luis Diaz, Cody Gacupo, Diogo Jota, and Darwin Nunez can all play in the same position, and they all have the talent to cut in and then shoot or cross with their right feet.
This is not a position that should be acquired in a hurry, but it could be an appropriate reinforcement for the promising youngsters. Will the Swedish U-18 national team’s forward make the step up to England?