Liverpool were desperate to sign Nabil Fekir during the summer transfer window, as he is highly admired by Klopp. Fekir had undergone a medical and agreed personal terms on a five years deal but it ended up falling through. The Reds are now keen on Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne according to CalcioMercato.
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Lyon Forward Fekir was set to make the move to Anfield in the summer after a £53 million fee was agreed with the Ligue 1 club. Klopp was looking to add a quality attacking midfielder who could provide through balls to unleash the likes of Mane,Salah and Firmino. Fekir was set to join Liverpool but the deal broke down over fitness concerns.
The forward is rated at £58 million by transfermarkt.co.uk but is likely to command nearer to £70-80 million in the current transfer market. He has been in terrific form recently, scoring 10 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
The Heart of the Matter
Liverpool are willing to sign a world class attacking option, who would give Klopp the freedom to rest or replace players like Salah and Firmino. Insigne will be their best buy of the season, if the deal goes through.
The Italian can rush through any defense with his blistering pace and quick movement. He will become a crucial part of their team and will also suit Klopp’s counter attacking style of football. The 27-year-old can set the league on fire, making the Reds actual premier league and champions league contenders.
However, Ancelotti & co will be looking to retain services of the Italian as he has been in fine form. Insigne has proved to be a consistent player for Napoli, who has had quite a decent start in the campaign.
Rumour Probability: 7/10
Liverpool will definitely be looking to sign Insigne as they need another player who can fill Firmino’s role. CalcioMercato are very reliable and there is a very good chance of this move taking place. Napoli will also look to hold onto him but this signing looks to be on the cards.