Liverpool remain interested in a possible move to sign PSV Eindhoven forward Johan Bakayoko.
News emerged yesterday that the Reds were one of the sides to enquire about Bakayoko, who had a breakout season with PSV.
But according to Dutch journalist Rik Elfrink on Twitter, Liverpool’s interest is ‘latent.’ Although they like the 20-year-old, it seems that the Reds don’t plan on making an immediate move.
As Elfrink says though, this could still change depending on ‘developments’ between now and September.
“No development yet on Bakayoko, but interest from Liverpool remains latent,” reports the journalist. “He is on the list there if there are developments and also at many other clubs. PSV still applies the ‘not for sale’ principle.”
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Watch Bakayoko in action and you’ll see just why Liverpool are supposedly interested in him. The Belgian youngster is electric.
Primarily a left-footed, right-sided forward, he’s the kind of player the Reds should be mindful of as Mohamed Salah heads into his thirties.
Despite his preference for coming inside onto his left foot though, Bakayoko looks capable of playing off his right, too.
That kind of versatility is exactly what Jurgen Klopp tends to look for in his forwards.
Nevertheless, it would make sense that Bakayoko isn’t an immediate target. Liverpool have well-documented priorities still to sort in this transfer window. Adding another attacker isn’t one of those.
Nevertheless, as Elfrink points out, should anything change, the Reds are right to position themselves.
Five goals and five assists in the Eredivisie last season highlighted Bakayoko’s potential. Another season like that and his price will go up again. One for Liverpool to monitor, for sure.