Dutch youngster Myron Boadu is reportedly very close to a move to AS Monaco.
The 20-year-old is one of the most exciting young strikers in Europe after two excellent seasons at AZ Alkmaar.
He had been linked with numerous sides, but Fabrizio Romano is now reporting that Monaco are about to win the race.
Personal terms are said to be agreed, with the two sides at the final stages of their negotiations.
It looks likely that Boadu will be joining the Ligue 1 side in the next few days.
This means that yet another great attacking option is off the table for Liverpool this summer.
Boadu to Monaco is a stepping stone; Liverpool may regret allowing it
RTK pointed out months ago that Boadu would be a great choice, but it appears that this is not going to happen.
Instead, he has taken a very sensible step to Monaco.
Les Monégasques are one of the smartest sides in Europe. They have an excellent reputation for developing young talent and selling them on to the truly elite teams on the continent.
Look at Kylian Mbappe, Fabinho, Bernardo Silva… the list goes on and on.
The current crop isn’t bad either, with the likes of Benoit Badiashile, Axel Disasi, Aurelien Tchoumeni and Aleksandr Golovin almost ready to take their next step.
Joining a club like Monaco will help Boadu reach the top of the game in years to come.
We feel that Liverpool could have swooped and ensured that he avoided the stepping stone club.
Rather than spending £50m on him in two or three years time, they could have got him for £15m now.
With Borussia Dortmund edging closer to a move for Boadu’s countryman Donyell Malen, Liverpool’s attacking options are beginning to look light.
It will be interesting to see who they land on eventually.