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Ajax defender Perr Schuurs has insisted that he is not thinking of leaving the Dutch club anytime soon, amid strong interest from Liverpool.
Recently, Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport claimed that Liverpool had been in talks with the Dutch giants to sign the defender in January.
The Reds are looking to beef up their defense next month following long-term injuries to Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, and have reportedly earmarked Schuurs that would cost around £ 27 million.
However, the 21-year-old, who was involved in a 1-0 loss to Liverpool in the Champions League clash on Tuesday, has insisted that he is prepared to reject a move to Anfield as he is focused on play for Ajax.
Schuurs told SBS6, as quoted by Express:
“Liverpool’s interest in me? I’m not busy with that. First I want to win trophies with Ajax and stay here for a couple of seasons. “
Correct decision and Liverpool transfer plans
Schuurs is an exciting young talent who is available at a reasonable price. He is the latest brilliant talent to emerge from the Ajax academy conveyor belt, and his style of play is similar to that of Matthijs De Ligt, who moved to Juventus.
The youngster has a contract at the club until 2022. He has not yet signed a new contract and Ajax would be willing to sell him if the price is correct. Schuurs wants to progress at Ajax before moving elsewhere, and it’s a smart move on his part.
He plays regularly for the Dutch champions, which increases his chances of playing for the Dutch national team. He is the age on your side, gaining valuable experience playing in Europe, and you shouldn’t be in a rush to choose your next club.
Liverpool are left with Joel Matip as the club’s only recognized center-back, although Fabinho has fitted in very well and has shown that he can be a reliable option.
The Reds are looking for talented young defenders and have linked up with players like Ozan Kabak and Dayot Upamecano in recent weeks. Bayern Munich’s David Alaba could be another option, but he’s been hunted down by a host of clubs, including Chelsea.
Alternatively, Liverpool can look to defenders with experience in the Premier League and could go for players like Ben White and Conor Coady.