Another hour, another player is linked with Liverpool – but it’s the summer – and we’re going to report the news as it comes to us.
The latest is Lucas Ocampos – a terrifically talented young Argentine who moved from River Plate to France in 2012.
AS Monaco signed him, and in that time, he’s bagged ten goals in 80 Ligue 1 appearances for the principality outfit, and spent the final half of last season on loan at Marseille where he found the back of the net just once.
The Telegraph cite reports in Italy which claim Ocampos is available for £14m, and that he’s one of the many players being considered by us for purchase this transfer window.
Ocampos performs best wide left in a modern 4-3-3, where he can in and shoot on his favoured right boot. He’s quick, but his technical ability means he’s happy to dribble with the ball rather than run onto longer passes in behind.
He’s stocky, and at 6 ft. 2″, his physicality makes him Premier League suited.
For the mooted £14m price-tag though, Ocampos is by no means a bargain, as it’s not certain that he’ll reach his potential. The fact Monaco were happy to temporarily ditch the youngster makes us worried too.
We already have Jordon Ibe competing for a spot out wide, and with Sheyi Ojo coming through, we’re not sure it’d be sensible to spend £14m on another young wide attacker would might restrict their development.