Report: Kabak still looking for new club, available for £12.8m

Former Liverpool loanee Ozan Kabak is still on the lookout for a new club and is available for a cut-price fee, according to reports.

The defender joined the Reds from Schalke on loan on January deadline day.

Liverpool had the option to make the deal permanent for £18m this summer but decided against doing so.

Instead, they signed Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.

With Schalke suffering relegation to 2. Bundesliga, Kabak is expected to leave the club this summer.

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Journalist Constantin Eckner has reported that he is now available for just €15m (£12.8m).

The German club seemingly cannot afford to pay his salary, so are willing to accept an offer that would be much below his market value.

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It is a deal that should be interesting every big side around in our opinion, including Liverpool.

Kabak to Liverpool in cut-price deal makes sense

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We can understand Liverpool not paying the £18m that it would have taken to secure Kabak at the end of his loan deal.

With the more talented Konate already in the door, that money would be used better in other areas.

However, now that the price has dropped to an incredibly low fee, we think that Liverpool would be smart to make a move for the Turkish international this summer.

That is because we expect Nat Phillips and Ben Davies both to be moved on. Rhys Williams may head out on loan too.

That would leave Jurgen Klopp with just four centre-backs, three of whom are still on the comeback trail from serious injuries.

To avoid a crisis like last season, they should probably ensure that they have five to rely on.

Kabak is one of the best 21-year-old centre-backs on the planet. He is likely to become a big star someday.

If you can get him for the same price that you sell Phillips for, you do it.

He seems to love the club and made a big impression during his short stay here. We have to assume that he would be happy to come in as a deputy with a view to becoming a starter in the long term.

If Liverpool do go through with this deal, it will be yet another masterclass by Michael Edwards.

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