Liverpool have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman after a stall in his contract negotiations.
According to German outlet Sport1, the Bundesliga giants are reluctant to meet the 25-year-old’s wage demands, prompting agent Pini Zahavi to offer his client to the Reds.
The Israeli super-agent reportedly told Liverpool’s hierarchy that a bid of €50 million (£43m) for Coman would convince Bayern to sell up.
After securing their maiden Premier League crown in 2019/20, the following season was a major disappointment for Jurgen Klopp’s charges.
A severe injury crisis to their backline and a major drop-off in form at the top end of the pitch saw the Anfield outfit finish third in the top-flight standings, 17 points behind champions Manchester City.
Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were far from the best throughout the recently concluded campaign, but their back-ups were equally as underwhelming.
The likes of Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri failed to step up to the mark when their teammates were below their best, severely hampering Liverpool’s chances of success.
Coman’s potential arrival would, therefore, offer a significant upgrade on the current alternative options available to Klopp.
While Shaqiri only managed a single goal and four assists throughout 2020/21, Coman bagged eight strikes and laid on an impressive 15 assists, winning the Bundesliga title with Bayern.
Despite being just 25, the France international already won 24 major trophies in his career, including the Champions League, and was lauded by his youth coaches from an early age.
“His reading of the game and his technique stand out and make him formidable,” claimed France’s Under-17 coach Patrick Gonfalone back in 2012, when Coman was just 16.
The extra firepower that Coman would bring to the 19-time English champions would be a significant boost to their chances of regaining their Premier League crown next season. And the club’s supporters will surely be urging director of football Michael Edwards to get this deal over the line.