Liverpool are going to be busy bees this summer. The Reds are going to have to address a number of key issues in the side after an injury crisis derailed the club’s title defence. One transfer could certainly be in the offing, Jürgen Klopp has hinted that Liverpool will sign Ozan Kabak permanently.
Ozan Kabak loan
The Reds were expected to be active in the winter window and they were but the club left it a lot later than anticipated.
Liverpool lost their starting centre back partnership early on in the season but it seemingly wasn’t until Joel Matip was also sidelined that the club really but the wheels into motion for signing reinforcements.
Ozan Kabak was brought in on loan from Schalke whilst Ben Davies was signed permanently from Preston North End.
The Turkish defender was brought in with a clause which allows the Reds to make the move permanent for a fee of around £18m.
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Klopp hints at Liverpool deal for Ozan Kabak
Fans and pundits have been guessing away as to whether the club will take up the option to sign Kabak permanently.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference, Jürgen Klopp appeared to hint that Liverpool will sign Ozan Kabak permanently, telling the media:
“Ozan is a 21-year-old boy, came from Germany here [as] a big prospect.
“He was not lucky with the last two teams he was playing with, one went down and the other will probably go down.
“Nobody in world football really doubted his quality but coming then and making this big step and winning more games than before, it’s really good for him that he can show that.
“We were convinced but in the end you never know, and he really proved that point.”
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing Ozan Kabak permanently makes sense.
The Turkish defender is still young, he only turned 21-years-old in March.
Next season he is unlikely to be our first choice and he can instead mature as a player with cup appearances, eventually graduating to a regular spot in the side.