A major update has emerged on Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman, regarding Liverpool’s interest in his services.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, as relayed by Goal’s Ronan Murphy, Liverpool have had a £30m (€35m) bid rejected by Bayern Munich for winger Kingsley Coman. The Reds are keen on a deal for the forward but have had their opening salvo swatted away by the German giants.
The report claims that the Bundesliga outfit are holding out for a fee in the region of £43m (€50m) before allowing him to leave the Allianz this summer.
Liverpool fans will be buzzing with this news for several reasons. For starters, this report states that the club have already firmed up their interest in the French international. This means that The Reds have already moved past the interest stage and this is not a transfer rumour tentatively linking Jurgen Klopp’s side with a player, but instead, one that is developing quickly and seemingly moving further down the line.
Therefore, Reds fans can afford to get excited about the potential of Coman arriving at Anfield ahead of next season, as a bid for his services is a signal of intent from Michael Edwards. The sporting director has already sanctioned one offer for the forward and that could suggest that another one is on the way as Liverpool attempt to haggle down Bayern’s £43m valuation.
Coman could be an excellent addition to Klopp’s squad, having built a fine reputation in recent years whilst playing in Germany. His teammate Thomas Muller once hailed the “extraordinary” wing wizard for his skills with the ball and claimed that he could be solid gold for Bayern.
“We have many players who have very good qualities. We know that Kingsley has extraordinary skills that aren’t easy to find. If he puts his foot down on the gas – and he has incredible horsepower – every opponent has a tough time against him.
“He worked the left flank well. He’s always been fleet-footed. If he can now add chances that lead to goals then he is solid gold to us.”
This is another reason why fans should be buzzing with this news as the £43m dynamo could add an extra attacking threat to Klopp’s ranks.
This suggests that he would not be overawed by the prospect of playing for Liverpool in the Premier League and that he could hit the ground running.
There’s currently a £13m difference between Liverpool’s opening bid and Bayern’s valuation but Reds’ fans will almost certainly trust Edwards to work his magic to get a fee agreed, and if he does do just that, Liverpool could well be bringing in a high-level player this summer.
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