Liverpool have been consistent with their approach to transfers in recent years. The Reds buy smart, they buy young, they act decisively and typically don’t allow their moves to become drawn out sagas. The club could be looking at buying smart and young once again with reports linking them with one of Belgium’s finest youngsters. Anderlecht CEO Karel van Eetvelt has given an indication of how much Liverpool would have to pay for Jeremy Doku.
Who is Jeremy Doku?
Jeremy Doku is rapidly establishing himself as the crown prince of Belgian football.
The 18-year-old winger has cemented a regular place in the first team at Anderlecht and recently netted a superb goal for his country during his first call up to the national side.
The teenager netted three goals and bagged three assists in 21 appearances for his club last season, he has one goal and one assist in four games this season.
Able to play on either wing or as a striker the pacey teenager has many of the attributes the Reds look for.
Liverpool and Jeremy Doku
Liverpool have been pursuing Jeremy Doku for some years now.
Goal wrote back in July about how the Reds tried to clinch the youngster a couple of years ago.
Jürgen Klopp and Steven Gerrard had personal chats with the teenager when he was invited to tour Melwood.
Het Nieuwsblad reported this week that Liverpool have renewed interest in the winger.
The same outlet has also printed comments from Anderlecht chairman Karel van Eetvelt who gave an indication of how much the youngster could cost, the executive said:
“If, say, Liverpool suddenly come up with a crazy offer, you have to look at it. How much? I prefer not to talk about figures, but AA Gent set the tone with [Jonathan] David’s [sale to Lille]. To be clear: for now, only the media is speculating about Doku and Liverpool.”
David was recently sold to Lille for €30m.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing Jeremy Doku would be a massive show of intent.
The youngster clearly has a bright future in the game, Kevin De Bruyne recently called the youngster a ‘diamond’.
However, €30m is an incredibly steep figure, we may be better served waiting a couple of years, allowing him to gain more first team experience, before swooping in to bag him for a more affordable price.