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Liverpool should consider signing Wout Weghorst as a stop gap

Liverpool are in need of a striker. The Reds have to bring in a finisher over the summer and it’s anybody’s guess who the club will pursue. Liverpool should consider a move for Wout Weghorst, Gini Wijnaldum’s Netherlands teammate.

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Who is Wout Weghorst?

28-years-old and 6ft 6in tall, Wout Weghorst leads the line for Wolfsburg.

The towering striker has scored 63 goals in 120 appearances in all competitions for the Bundesliga side.

Weghorst joined Wolfsburg after netting 45 in 68 for AZ Alkmaar in his home country.

A target man due to his height, the striker is also an instinctive poacher, often reacting first in the box.

Liverpool should consider Wout Weghorst

We could do much worse when it comes to a stop gap.

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With just two years left on his contract Liverpool could negotiate a competitive fee for Wout Weghorst.

The towering striker would be able to do a job as a plan B for a season whilst we build further cash reserves ahead of a marquee signing.

Last term he netted 20 goals in the Bundesliga, picking up eight assists along the way.

Buy Weghorst, buy time

Liverpool are still recovering financially from the impact of the pandemic.

In January we could be in a position to seal one of our best deals ever.

If Kylian Mbappe doesn’t sign a new contract with PSG then we can agree a free transfer in the New Year.

Liverpool could sign Wout Weghorst as a stop gap for a year if the money is right, meanwhile we can build cash reserves and flip the striker for a profit in a year.

Of course, this is plenty of wheeling and dealing but that’s what Michael Edwards is for.

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