Liverpool are looking at Patson Daka in the transfer window, according to reports. The Reds face stiff competition, however.
This comes from ZamFoot – a Zambian football outlet. They claim Liverpool are one of a host of clubs considering Patson Daka in the transfer window.
Daka appears destined for the Premier League. Liverpool, along with Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal are all in the hunt for the 22-year-old.
West Ham United, however, are out in front. They’re seriously considering a move and could pay around £25m for Daka. Manager David Moyes is said to be very high on the player.
Though, it won’t be that easy. Daka plays for RB Salzburg, after all, meaning RB Leipzig are in the mix. The Germans are ready to give Daka a five-year contract to play for them, apparently.
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Patson Daka transfer
This will be a tough one for Liverpool to pull off. Paying £25m for someone out of the Austrian Bundesliga is a big risk. The Reds paid £7m for Takumi Minamino, against from RB Salzburg, and it didn’t pay off.
But then there’s Erling Haaland, tempting everyone into buying from Austria. And quite honestly, Daka is a fair comparison.
The Zambian’s goal record is sensational – 27 goals in 28 games this season. Salzburg handed him the task of living up to Haaland as his replacement and he’s pretty much done it.
We would have thought that was impossible.
And at still just 22, Daka appears to have mountains of potential. That’s what you’re paying the £25m for, then – someone who followed Haaland and could be another star.
Liverpool could use a natural striker, too. They don’t actually have one outside of Divock Origi, but he’s never shown anything like the knack for goalscoring Daka has.
Still, we think £25m might be too much of a risk for Liverpool. West Ham can afford to take a chance like that, hoping it pushes them on further. The Reds, though, will want a sure-thing as they prepare another title challenge.