Liverpool have recently been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa.
According to Spanish media outlet Sport, the Reds are one of a number of clubs who are interested in signing the Frenchman, with Inter Milan, Napoli and Arsenal also in the running for his signature.
Given he will be available on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer, it’s no surprise that a handful of high profile clubs are monitoring the situation.
But would Jurgen Klopp be wise to bring him to Anfield?
Football FanCast writers have their say on whether he’d be a quality addition to a star-studded squad…
“Kurzawa would be an excellent free signing for Liverpool, and although he would obviously arrive as a back-up to Andy Robertson, he may even be good enough to compete with the Scotland skipper for a place in the first XI.
“While some fans may have reservations about blocking the path of youngsters like Yasser Larouci, Kurzawa is far better than Larouci and would give Jurgen Klopp a real headache if Robertson does not return to his 2018/19 form.”
“At first glance, Kurzawa might seem like another Joel Matip – an experienced defender who can be brought to Anfield without a transfer fee – but whereas the Cameroonian had established himself as a key player at Schalke and looked ready to take the step up, Kurzawa would be nothing more than PSG’s offcuts.
“He’s not made 20 league starts during any of his Ligue 1 campaigns at PSG and while it’s true Liverpool only really need someone to back up Andy Robertson, should the reigning European champions really be looking to sign anyone who can’t command a regular spot in their current team?
“Liverpool would be much better off bringing in a young and hungry left-back who’s eager to improve – much like Robertson when he first arrived at Anfield – than someone who’d essentially just be swapping one big-name club for another and picking up a presumably handsome paycheque in the process. Liverpool are barking up the wrong tree with this one.”
“It’s absolutely no surprise that Liverpool are paying an interest given Kurzawa’s pedigree and experience in the game. He has won the Ligue 1 title on three separate occasions and that in itself should hold him in good stead if he makes the move to Anfield.
“Klopp needs a squad full of winners in order to ensure the club’s rising supremacy in English football represents the beginning of a legacy rather than a fleeting period of success, and Kurzawa certainly fits the bill in that respect.
“Naturally, PSG do not have a side of Manchester City’s quality fighting them for top spot and the challenges associated with winning the English top flight are certainly greater than in France, but his experience will still have provided him with the mental attributes needed to cope with the demands and pressures of a title push.
“Question marks linger over his defensive solidity, but for his price there is unlikely to be a better option on the market.”