Liverpool have interest in Kingsley Coman, according to Sport1. They claim their sources as the player’s agents.
This comes from Sport1. They say Liverpool have interest in Kingsley Coman in a somewhat complicated situation.
Coman has two years left on his contract, meaning this is the final year where Bayern Munich can command a significant fee for him. He seems unlikely to sign a new contract, given the difference in wage demands.
And that could see Bayern sell him. In fact, Coman’s agents are shopping him around the Premier League to see if there’s interest in a transfer.
One club that gave a positive response was Liverpool, it seems. Sport1 claim people from Coman’s side told them the Reds are interested.
Interest in Kingsley Coman
The path to Coman just got a little easier, too. Sport1 say Manchester United had him on their shortlist but only as a backup choice behind Jadon Sancho.
Now they’re set to sign the Borussia Dortmund winger, there’s no need to move for Coman. And that takes one heavyweight out of the fight, should Liverpool want to pursue this one.
It’s an awkward one, though. Bild’s Christian Falk says Bayern want £77m to sell Coman and that’s a massive price for a player who has never really justified it.
Coman is a wonderful talent but you’re buying what he could potentially be at that price. Not what he is now.
So is £77m worth it for a 25-year-old Coman? We’re not so sure. Liverpool would have to be very, very confident that they can add an extra level to his game.
It’s worth adding that Falk also says Coman doesn’t agree with Bayern’s price. He thinks they’re overvaluing him and that he’s unlikely to get a move if they stick to it.
We think he’s probably right. United aren’t paying much more than that to get Sancho, who’s both younger and more productive than the Frenchman.
As we’ve written before, the £77m price tag stops this being a fantastic deal. Instead, it makes it a very risky one, especially with Coman’s injury record.
So there’s probably some negotiation in order. Coman would be a good signing for the right price – potentially a great one. United being out of the race makes it harder for Bayern to command a steep value, too, and there is a chance Liverpool can bring their demands down.
Until that happens, though, we’re not sure this is one for the Reds to pursue.