RB Salzburg midfielder Luka Sucic has admitted that he’s aware of rumours linking him with a move to Liverpool.
The 20-year-old is reportedly one of the players the Reds are looking at to bolster their options this summer. Interviewed by Croatian outlet Sportske Novosti last weekend, Sukic was asked directly about the Liverpool transfer rumours.
“I’ve read some of those stories too and that’s all I can tell you about the subject,” said the youngster. “Of course, I’m glad to be mentioned in that context, but I’m on the ground firmly, I don’t “fly” because of these stories and writings. When the time comes for that, we’ll see what happens, weigh what’s best to continue my career. It’s mine to play the best I can at the club and the national team and then the transfer will come on its own.
“It is also known to me that this is how it is done here [at Salzburg]. Every summer there have been sales of players, and I assume that the upcoming summer transfer window will be the same or similar. Whether my name will also be found in this context I really do not know, nor does it burden me. Let it be as it is.
“I am open to everything, I can play in any league, but my style of play lies the most and suits Spain.”
Liverpool looking to Red Bull factory once more
After rising to prominence over the last year, Sucic is currently out injured with a knee problem. Potentially missing for a little while, that could perhaps put Liverpool off from signing him in the summer.
But should they decide to invest in Sucic, he’d be very much one for the future. A player a little reminiscent of Marko Grujic in stature, he’s tall, rangy and likes to get forward.
Honed over the last couple of years in the talent factory that is RB Salzburg, the Croatia international should come with a very good grounding.
The Reds like to do business with the Red Bull clubs. They know that the standard of coaching is high and the players are usually pretty tactically maleable.
Having impressed in Austria since his teenage years, Sucic could be ready for the next step. Unlikely to cost a huge amount, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Liverpool bet on him as a third midfield signing this summer.
Behind potential big hitters Jude Bellingham and Mason Mount, Sucic would provide a cheaper solution who can grow into a starting option. By the sounds of things, he’s certainly open to the offer. He may believe his style to be better suited to La Liga, but looking at his profile, you’d have to say he’d suit England – and Liverpool – too.
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