‘I hope I play there one day’ – 19-year-old opens door to Liverpool transfer

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Abdülkadir Ömür admits his ultimate goal is to play his football in Europe one day amid speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool.

The Turkish starlet made his senior debut for Trabzonspor during the 2015/2016 campaign and managed 32 appearances across all competitions as a prominent figure for the side last season.

He was recently touted as a potential long-term contingency plan for Adam Lallana, who has struggled for regular minutes under Jurgen Klopp over the past year-and-a-half.

Speaking in response to rumours of a £27million move, Ömür told CNN Turk: “Liverpool is a very important club, but the most important thing is Trabzonspor’s interests.”

“If my club tell me that I can go, I’ll go and if they tell me to stay, I’ll stay. We will see.”

“My priority is Trabzonspor but I have a dream of playing in Europe. I hope I play there one day. My dream is to succeed here and then go to Europe.”

Adam Lallana – image by Liverpoolfc.com

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The 19-year-old is a left-footed central midfielder by trade, with the low centre of gravity and close control to flourish in compact areas.

It’s the jinking approach and the evident intensity to his ball retrieval that talk of him as a possible replacement for Lallana likely stems from.

Injury setbacks restricted Lallana to just 15 appearances across all formats last season, denying Klopp a capable pair of legs to dispose of as part of his rotation policy.

The Englishman won’t be allowed to leave the club this month, but seemingly faces an uncertain future heading into the summer transfer window.

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