Liverpool will have less chance of acquiring Dutch target Quincy Promes this January if Spartak Moscow sign Memphis Depay, according to Russian agent Alexey Safonov.
Manchester United have made the forward readily available to any potential suitors and Spartak are one of the clubs interested in his signature.
According to Safanov, Promes, admired by Jurgen Klopp, has encouraged his international team-mate to join him in the Russian capital to aid his side’s title pursuit, and there’d be less chance of Promes moving so soon if his friend arrived.
“Promes spoke to Depay about Spartak and told him everything,”Alexey Safonov told Russian outlet Sportfakt.
“It was certainly a complimentary assessment—for the city and for the club.
On the other hand, if Spartak had another wing-forward on the books, they’d surely be more open to selling Promes? It could work both ways.
Liverpool want offensive recruitments and 24-year-old Promes is the perfect fit tactically and stylistically. He’s rapid and scores goals, so would hopefully help replace Sadio Mane when our Senegalese flyer is at the AFCON. It’s now just a question of whether he’s attainable, of course.
Christian Pulisic is also a well publicised target, but Borussia Dortmund are adamant they will not sell (via Sky Sports), but with Ben Woodburn the only attacking player currently available as a substitute to Klopp, we simply have to raid the market as soon as possible.