Liverpool could be signing Kingsley Coman in 2022, according to reports. We think the Reds can do better, however.
Le10Sport claims Liverpool are looking into signing Kingsley Coman. His contract expires in 2023, making him a potential bargain next summer.
Bayern Munich will feel real pressure to sell before he becomes available for free, after all. Liverpool could then swoop in to sign a hugely successful player.
Even better, Coman wants a move to the Premier League. This is a real chance to sign a big-name winger and complete a blockbuster signing on the relative cheap.
Yet, we think Liverpool can do better.
Are Liverpool signing Coman?
Coman is a talented player but arguably not quite as talented as his reputation would tell you. He’s won an incredible amount, yes, but he’s also been on some ridiculously good teams.
And you’ve got to say, Coman has never quite been the star. He’s always had a supporting role. That would actually suit Liverpool rather well if they could pay him as such and look to improve him.
But we imagine Coman would want quite a high wage for his next big move. We don’t know why he’d be so keen to leave Bayern, otherwise.
So with that in mind, we’re not sure Coman is the best move here. For one, his injury record is worrying. The Frenchman played in 28 Bundesliga games last season, missing only six, but that is comfortably his best-ever appearance record.
Since joining Bayern permanently in 2017, Coman has played a total of 91 Bundesliga games out of a possible 136. That’s over an entire season of missed football.
And given Coman will be 26 by the time he’d move to Anfield, we think that’s just too risky. This isn’t a young player you can be patient with.
There are better options out there, then. Someone like Jeremy Doku could fit in wonderfully well, for instance. We really like the look of Pedro Neto, too, if he fully recovers from his injury.
At the very least, the Wolves winger would be considerably cheaper all-in.
Liverpool could also go big on a striker, rather than a winger. We’re big fans of Alexander Isak, to name one.
These are all young players who should get closer and closer to Coman’s level over the next 12 months. Throw in superior injury records and cheaper fees and it might be hard to justify the World Cup winner.