According to Sport.ru, Liverpool are interested in signing Quincy Promes.
The report has been published by a Russian outlet, with the country still having an interest in the player following his spell with Spartak Moscow.
They say that both the Reds and Chelsea have had their attention attracted by the left winger, but his current club Ajax, will not part with the 28-year-old for less than €40m (£33.6m).
Promes has been in stunning form so far this term for de Godenzonen. In 24 games in all competitions, he has managed 15 goals and five assists, including four and one respectively in five matches in the Champions League. With 1.9 key passes per outing in the Eredivisie, he has more than Sadio Mane in the Premier League (1.8).
Having said that, he is unlikely to be able to challenge the Senegal international for a regular first-team spot if he were to make the move to Anfield. After all, Mane is the current African Player of the Year and also finished fourth in the Ballon d’Or rankings. With 15 goals and 11 assists in 31 matches himself, he is currently outperforming the Netherlands international.
Therefore, £33.6m is an awful lot to pay for a player who will be nothing other than a back-up or rotation option. He is very clearly a talented player, as we have seen during his time with Ajax, but it would be a waste of his ability to spend most of his time sat on the bench.
He is far better than that, and has the ability to feature week-in week-out at a good level like he is doing right now. Not only that, but the Reds also have 19-year-old Curtis Jones to think about. The Liverpudlian has scored twice in the FA Cup so far this campaign and looks to have a bright future ahead of him. Promes’ arrival would surely block his path to the first team.
All in all, this is a transfer the Reds should avoid.