Liverpool transfer target claims club talks

Liverpool target Daniel Amartey

Liverpool are in talks to sign defender Daniel Amartey, according to the Metro.

The 20-year-old, who has played for Ghana’s under-20 side, has impressed for Swedish side Djurgarden FC this season, catching the eye of Reds’ scouts.

And Brendan Rodgers is set to get the green light to sign the youngster, who can also play in midfield. That’s according to Amartey, who claims he has spoken to Liverpool chiefs:

“I have been in contact with the Liverpool management.I hope we can sort a transfer out – it’s a great club to play for.” Said Amartey.

It is believed that a deal would cost the Reds around £1.5million, but they could face issues with Amartey’s work permit. The 20-year-old hasn’t made an appearance for Ghana’s senior side, which could lead to complications over him getting a work permit.

Rodgers has been keen to build a future squad for Liverpool as well as focusing on the club’s present, with youngsters Suso, Flanagan, Robinson, Sterling and Ibe all making an appearance for the Reds in the Northern Irishman’s 15-month time as manager.

The former Swans boss has been keen to improve Liverpool’s defence this season, signing Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho on permanent deals, as well as Aly Cissokho on a season-long loan. But Amartey isn’t expected to feature in the first team for the Reds, should he move to Merseyside in January.

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