Liverpool have been operating with surgical precision in the transfer market in recent seasons. The Reds have, for the most part, steered clear of splashing big money on big names, instead opting for diamonds in the rough – just look at the purchase of Andy Robertson. The club have once again been linked with a lesser known talent and have received a boost in their pursuit – reported Liverpool target Patson Daka has allegedly told Spurs he doesn’t want a move to North London this summer.
Who is Patson Daka?
Liverpool fans will known Patson Daka from his impressive brace scored against the Reds in pre-season.
The Zambian forward plays for Red Bull Salzburg and has been incredibly impressive for the Austrian outfit in the last year.
The 21-year-old netted 24 goals and bagged eight assists in 31 league appearances last season, an almighty total.
Recently Daka hit the headlines after scoring four in his side’s 10-0 demolition of SW Bregenz.
Forward doesn’t want Spurs move
According to the Evening Standard, Daka’s agent – ex-Spurs star Frederick Kanoute – has told the North London club that he doesn’t want a move to Jose Mourinho’s side this summer.
Tottenham had previously been linked with a move for the striker with the youngster’s reputation growing by the day thanks to his impressive goals to games ratio.
Whether or not the declaration deters Spurs remains to be seen, they are desperate for a backup striker.
Good news for Liverpool in Daka chase
Liverpool don’t have the money to buy Patson Daka this summer.
The Reds are operating on a very limited budget due to the global health crisis.
The Reds were linked with a move for the striker by Zambian outlet Far Post – we can’t vouch for their reliability but it would be a move that makes sense.
Jürgen Klopp’s side have recruited a number of players who have plied their trade at RB Salzburg, they are clearly teaching them something useful there.
At 21-years-old he fits the age profile too. A move next year suits the Reds down to the ground, fingers crossed he is still there to buy.