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Report: Liverpool submit bid for Torino starlet Wilfried Singo

Liverpool have submitted a €20 million (£17.1 million) offer for highly-rated Torino star Wilfried Singo, according to reports.

This comes from the Italian publication Tuttosport. They claim that Anfield scouts have been impressed with the 20-year-old, who has earned rave reviews from Milan’s sporting director, Paolo Maldini.

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Interestingly, Liverpool actually came across Singo while on a scouting mission for his Torino teammate, Gleison Bremer.

Tuttosport have earmarked Singo as an extremely quick, physically strong and decisive winger, who can also operate at right-back.

The Ivorian starlet can play at centre-back, too, which would certainly go a long way in convincing Jurgen Klopp of his qualities.

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Singo, who his still awaiting an inaugural call-up for his national side, has enjoyed a breakout season in the Italian top-flight this term.

During his 23 appearances this term under the tutelage of Davide Nicola, he has played a part in four goals, scoring against Parma and creating three others.

Regularly utilised as either a right-back or winger, Singo has drawn a number similarities to Juventus wing-back, Juan Cuadrado.

Well, that’s what Italian outlet Cult of Calcio have been saying, anyway. They claim that Singo and the Colombian international are both attack-minded players, who enjoy getting forward.

And according to Tuttosport, Torino would entertain a second offer tabled from Merseyside, if Liverpool meet their £25m valuation for the player.

The report adds that the Serie A strugglers politely turned down Liverpool’s bid, as given their current financial situation, Torino need to secure maximum value for Singo.

In that respect, this could be a transfer development worth keeping a close eye on.

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What RTK has to say

First things first, do Liverpool really need another option at either right-back or right-wing?

Well, given how heavily Klopp has relied on Alexander-Arnold this season, some added cover wouldn’t go a miss.

There’s no getting away from the fact that Alexander-Arnold has had his problems this season, after all.

The ongoing pandemic wrecked his pre-season, meaning he was forced to play catch-up. Since then he has struggled for rhythm and has been unable to provide Klopp’s frontline with his usual array of quality from the right flank. His confidence has clearly been affected, too.

So, another option to ease the burden currently on the shoulders of the West Derby defender could be beneficial.

Whether or not Singo is to be the man to ease Liverpool’s defensive struggles next season, though, remains to be seen.

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