Manchester United are being heavily linked with a move for Rb Leipzig youngster Dayot Upamecano in the Express this morning.
The 19-year-old starts in central defence for the German side who have started this campaign as they left the last – currently sitting just four points off leaders Bayern Munich.
Upamecano is an enormous physical presence despite his age, having joined from Rb’s sister club Red Bull Salzburg this summer.
His path is similar to Naby Keita’s then, and we’d like him to follow the Guinean to Anfield as well.
United have many central defenders vying for game-time, with £30m+ Victor Lindelof not even able to get in the side.
Liverpool on the other hand are bereft of quality options in this position and although we’d ideally sign someone with more experience, think French U19 international Upamecano has the talent to become one of the best defenders in the world.
Our priority should still be Virgil van Dijk, but realistically we need more than one centre-back arriving in coming windows and think Upamecano would be a terrific bet.