According to Swedish newspaper Expressen, Liverpool is increasingly interested in signing Alexander Isak, who has been dubbed as ‘the next Ibrahimovic.’
You can tell that the January transfer window is growing nearer as the number of transfer rumours is increasing and players from just about every league in Europe are being linked with a move to Merseyside.
Alexander Isak, who has been dubbed as the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his height and goalscoring ability, has been linked with a move to Liverpool by Swedish news outlet Expressen.
The likelihood of a player like Isak playing for Jurgen Klopp is minimal given that the 6 foot three striker would struggle to harry and press opposition defenders given his considerable build. Not to mention that his impressive displays have resulted in widespread attention from a number of clubs.
AIK sporting director Bjorn Wesstrom said last month, “Now that he has made the breakthrough, Alexander will leave for a big transfer fee. Now or in the next transfer window he will be sold.”
So, FSG will need to invest considerably to sign a player that doesn’t even suit Klopp’s playing style? Sure.
Mundo Deportivo reports that Liverpool is ready to submit a bid worth £44 million for Inaki Williams. The winger has been impressive for Athletic Bilbao in recent years and has scored 16 goals in 67 appearances for the La Liga side.
The £44 million figure is the release clause in William’s contract and would oblige Bilbao to allow Liverpool to open negotiations with the Spanish attacker. I believe, that if there is any truth behind this story, that Williams will serve as backup to Sadio Mane who will be going to the African Cup of Nations in January and will leave Liverpool shorthanded as far as natural pace is concerned.
While FSG may think twice about forking out nearly £50 million for an inexperienced player, Williams is very much a player who fits their transfer model of buying young players for the future and under Jurgen Klopp’s tutelage who knows how good he could become?
It’s thought that a move could be made possible as early as January.
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