Keito Nakamura has reportedly rejected a move to Liverpool due to the winger not being keen on the idea of being shipped out on loan immediately.
According to journalist Mohamed Toubache-Ter, the Japanese international turned down the Reds after Liverpool made a transfer proposal that would include Nakamura leaving Liverpool on loan the second he joined the club.
With the 23-year-old attracting strong interest in France, it now looks like Nakamura will be making a move to one of LOSC Lille or Stade Reims, with Liverpool now out of the equation for the LASK superstar.
Although attackers have been far from Liverpool’s agenda this summer, the Austria Bundesliga star could have been an outstanding addition for the Reds given Nakamura’s record last season and his potential asking price.
However, with midfield and defence much more important for Liverpool, Nakamura rejecting the Anfield side could prove to be a blessing in disguise for the Reds, who have bigger issues at hand in the market.
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Nakamura might have done Liverpool a huge favour in rejecting them
Rejecting Liverpool takes some guts from a 23-year-old player. Yet Nakamura might have just made a great career choice for himself, with the Reds likely to be thankful for this outcome.
As we know, Liverpool need to add to their central midfield whilst also sign at least one defender to add to their ranks as cover for Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate.
Although Nakamura would be an exciting signing, the prospect of signing for Liverpool and then being shipped out at once on loan is an unappealing one, with the Japanese winger making a smart move in rejecting the Reds.