According to the reports from Daily Star, Liverpool have entered the race to sign Lille’s midfielder Boubakary Soumaré. Meanwhile, Chelsea have been ruled out of the race after Frank Lampard’s recent comments. The Blues boss said, ”I’m aware of him as a player, but he is not on our radar for this window. We played against him, but he is not one on the immediate radar.”
A chance for Liverpool to make a move?
Manchester United are also keeping tabs on the France u-21 international. Lille’s head coach Christophe Galtier had indicated earlier that the midfielder could be on the move as he said that he didn’t know where the midfielder’s immediate future lied.
It remains to be seen whether the Reds would make a move for him or not before the transfer window closes. The midfielder is a France u-21 international, and he is being seen as a significant talent. The 20-year-old has managed to establish himself for Lille, and the Ligue 1 outfit are keen to keep hold of him in their bid to qualify for the Champions League next season. Soumare has made 25 appearances in all competitions this season.
What can Soumare bring to Klopp’s team?
The midfield ace is known for his tackling and intercepting abilities, and Soumare is someone who is always up for a battle in midfield. He is far from a finished product, but the Liverpool target is seen as someone with immense potential. Soumare has the physical presence in midfield and what makes him stand out is his dribbling skills.
The Frenchman is more than just a midfield disruptor as he has quick feet and impressive close control. If the midfielder works on his passing range and adds more tactical nuances to his game, then he could turn out be a world-beater.
Working under a manager like Jurgen Klopp should attract the youngster as the German manager has improved quite a few Liverpool players since he has taken over at the club. Liverpool could need new faces in midfield in a few years as Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson are in their late twenties.
Adam Lallana’s future is uncertain, and he too is 31. James Milner isn’t going to be around for long, so it makes sense for the Reds to keep an eye on a midfielder for the future. Soumare is definitely worth considering, but the Merseyside club shouldn’t expect miracles from him straight away if he moves to Anfield.