Liverpool are hopefully going to add some attacking depth before the window closes. The Reds are short on numbers in the final third, we need to increase competition and cover. Liverpool should make a move for Rayan Cherki amid reports Lyon are willing to sell him.
Who is Rayan Cherki?
18-year-old Frenchman Rayan Cherki is a versatile attacking midfielder playing for Lyon.
The teenager became the youngest player to score in the Uefa Youth League when he netted at 15-years-old.
Since then he’s also become the second youngest player to appear in Europe’s top five leagues with Harvey Elliott beating him to the top spot.
Capable of playing on either wing, as a striker or as a central attacking midfielder he is one of the most versatile and exciting young players in France.
Last January he netted two and scored two in one game at just 16-years-old, prompting Kylian Mbappe to tweet about how age is irrelevant when you’ve got the talent.
Lyon open to selling Rayan Cherki
This summer is one of instability in the French Ligue 1.
The division has been plagued by a financial crisis due to a botched TV rights deal.
One of the competition’s most prestigious clubs is now allegedly open to something of a fire sale.
According to RMC Sport, as cited by GFFN, Lyon are open to selling Rayan Cherki this summer.
Liverpool should swoop for Rayan Cherki
At just 18-years-old the Lyon wonderkid has his whole career ahead of him.
Liverpool should be in the conversation if Rayan Cherki is to move on this summer.
He has mountains of potential and wouldn’t expect to start immediately, positioning himself as the ideal backup for the front three.
His versatility means that he can provide cover for each position and his youth means he can be moulded by Jürgen Klopp.
Talents like this don’t come up for sale very often, we should pounce whilst we can.