Lyon winger Maxwel Cornet is said to be happy with reports linking him with a move to Liverpool this summer.
The 22-year-old forward told beIN Sports that he’s flattered by the rumours circulating. The Daily Mail has recently reported on our apparent interest in the rising star.
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Liverpool seem to have turned their attention to Lyon, and away from Southampton, as the Reds are reported to have interest in Nabil Fekir, Memphis Depay, Tanguy Ndombele and Houssem Aouar as well.
“I did not say I want to leave,” Cornet told beIN Sports. “We met [Jean-Michel Aulas] in January, and I said I want to extend [my contract], but talks were not successful.
“Liverpool are a big club – any links are flattering. My contract is until 2021, but you never know in football.”
Cornet has bagged seven goals this season, and has five assists to his name, in 27 appearances. The Ivory Coast international is a versatile player – able to play across the front three.
The winger is renowned for being able to counter quickly; he’s an intelligent footballer with an eye for a through ball.
It remains to be seen if he’s a Jurgen Klopp player as his defensive contributions are less than admirable. Although he has been used as a utility wing-back before, the forward doesn’t track back as often as the German manager would like.