FSG are keen on making a potential January swoop for a player that could vastly improve Liverpool’s midfield options…
That’s according to Italian outlet Calciomercato who claims that both Liverpool and West Ham are tracking PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangare ahead of the January transfer window.
With Jurgen Klopp urgently needing to improve his midfield area, Sangare would be an excellent option to have and with the 24-year-old having a reported £31m buyout clause, it’s a transfer that could well go ahead in a few months.
Klopp’s midfield has come in for some criticism as of late, especially following the woeful defeat to Manchester United, some dynamism needs to be injected into the team.
With James Milner (36), Jordan Henderson (32), and Thiago (31) all on the wrong side of 30, the 24-year-old Sangare adds a perfect mix of youth and athleticism to the side, and he could even be an upgrade on Henderson going forward.
Having been dubbed “dangerous” by former PSV manager Aad de Mos, his statistics from the Eredivisie last season speak volumes.
The Ivorian was more of a goal threat last season than the Liverpool captain, scoring three times to his two and he also had more shots per match (1.56 to 1.07), proving that even from a defensive midfield position, Sangare still likes to bomb forward and assist his teammates.
Defensively, the 24-year-old also trumped Henderson in various performance indicators. Winning over double the number of tackles (64 to 24) and making more interceptions (72 to 43) as he showcased his growing maturity and defensive nous last season.
With PSV having to settle for Europa League football this season following their elimination from the Champions League by Rangers, this might make it easier for Klopp to make a move for the player and bring him to the Premier League.
If he does move, it could turn out to be the best £31m Klopp has ever spent.