Liverpool will reportedly go head-to-head with Arsenal this summer to sign Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Jesper Lindstrom, who looks set to leave the Bundesliga this summer.
According to Football London, the Premier League duo are the leading favourites to sign the Danish international, who at 22 has been one of the best players in Germany this season and a key player for Oliver Glasner’s Frankfurt side, who this campaign made it to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Lauded as ‘outstanding’ by Frankfurt teammate Kevin Trapp, Lindstrom has been exceptional for club and country this season, with the versatile attacker bagging nine goals and four assists in all competitions, and transfer interest is mounting for the Scandinavian talent.
However, it appears that the two front-runners for Lindstrom’s signature this summer will be Arsenal and Liverpool, though Jurgen Klopp’s side could hold an advantage in their pursuit for the Frankfurt star given the fact that the winger is in fact a supporter of the Anfield side.
Indeed, Arsenal’s Premier League position and their imminent return to the UEFA Champions League makes Mikel Arteta’s side a more alluring option for Lindstrom, the fact that the Dane is a Liverpool supporter could make a massive difference in a potential deal this summer.
Although Liverpool are stacked for wingers, Lindstrom’s main position as an attacking midfielder could tempt Klopp to convert the 22-year-old into another position, with the Frankfurt star versatile enough to carve a role for himself for the Reds.
Liverpool should look to beat Arsenal to Lindstrom signing
Lindstrom has shown this season that he’s ready for the next step in his career, and with Arsenal and Liverpool set to duke it out for the youngster’s signature, the Reds should make sure they are the ones who win the race for the Danish international.
Versatile, productive and willing to learn, Lindstrom has the potential to be a perfect Klopp signing of Liverpool can outmuscle the Gunners for the youngster, with the 22-year-old a talent who could grow into something quite special at Anfield.