Liverpool are currently going all out for Nabil Fekir, having already secured Fabinho and Naby Keita this summer.
But according to an exclusive report by Calcio Insider (admittedly not the most reliable of sources), Jurgen Klopp is now eyeing Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey as an option for our offence as well.
The 21-year-old plays for Jamaica at international level, so it’s not like we need to wrap up a deal shortly before the tournament starts in Russia. If you fancy a flutter on the competition though, check out the odds for World Cup.
Their article suggests Bailey could cost €80m and that a Leverkusen insider has alerted them of Liverpool’s interest – the same source that broke the news Klopp likes Julian Brandt – who plays on Leverkusen’s other flank.
Bailey is extremely skilful, quick and has bags of talent – much like the two inside-forwards already on our books: Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.
It may make more sense for Liverpool to acquire a player like Fekir instead, though, as the Frenchman can play in the front-three but also in a central, creative spot.
Acquiring an €80m rotation player seems a little crazy considering the strength of our front-three. Bailey’s a very talented player, but we simply can’t see Liverpool spending that kind of money for a player in his position when we need a goalkeeper so desperately.