Liverpool are becoming more and more impressed with Ozan Kabak after some encouraging displays, according to reports. The Reds have a big decision this summer.
This comes from Eurosport. They claim that Ozan Kabak is making a real impression with his displays this season.
Kabak is overcoming some difficult performances in his start as a Liverpool player. Now he’s looking like the real deal and the Reds may decide to keep him around.
They have the option to, after all. Kabak joined on loan February 1st and Liverpool can make it permanent for £18m.
The Turkey international will have to convince everyone at the club that he’s their best available option, of course. But it sounds as though he’s heading in that direction.
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Kabak does have an advantage over every other option. He can prove without doubt whether he’s the right fit – Liverpool will have to take a chance on everyone else.
And if he proves he works alongside current options, Liverpool will sign him. It just makes sense to. If you can guarantee a 20-year-old player who fits your style and works with everyone else, you sign them.
Th alternative is taking that chance on a new player. But at the very least, you’d need to integrate them. That takes time, of course.
Liverpool won’t need to take that time with Kabak, who will be an established member of the squad by the summer.
Though, things can also work the other way. If Kabak struggles, there is absolutely no chance Liverpool sign him.
You don’t want to spend £18m on a player who looks like a poor fit, after all. Whereas everyone else starts at zero, Kabak could be in a negative position by the time the window comes around.
Poor performances by the team, let alone Kabak, work heavily against his chances.
But it sounds as though Kabak can feel positive about his chances. Liverpool like the look of him and that will count for a lot against other targets.