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Liverpool are interested in signing Lille defender Sven Botman.
The 20-year-old Dutchman is one of the best young defensive talents in Europe at the moment and the Reds want to bring him on to deal with their injury crisis.
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have been ruled out for several months with serious injuries and Liverpool have had to rely on makeshift defenders and academy players to rescue them from behind.
The Reds will want to defend their Premier League crown and win the title once again this season, and they should look for a quality defender for the second half of the season.
Liverpool have already conceded 19 goals in 14 league games.
Sven Botman is an immense talent who could prove to be a quality long-term signing for the Premier League champions.
Lille is going through a financial crisis right now and Liverpool hope to make the most of the opportunity and seize it. According to GFFN, the French team would be willing to sell the defender for 30 million euros.
It would represent a significant return on your € 10 million investment in the player six months ago.
Liverpool have struggled in the air since the injuries of Van Dijk and Gomez. The arrival of Sven Botman would certainly help them a lot. The young Dutchman is excellent in aerial duels and strong in the innings.
The 20-year-old is calm and collected on the ball and could help the Reds build from behind.
The report claims Liverpool already contacted the player’s agent in November, but the talks are not at an advanced stage at this time.
Liverpool are not the only club interested in signing the 20-year-old defender and players like Inter Milan are believed to be interested as well.
I would take this friend. Tall, left-sided and still very young. Solid and would definitely improve with JK.
– Jay Wilson (@ JayWils2) December 22, 2020
him or Perr Schuurs please
– samazaar @ (@samazaar) December 22, 2020
I rate it
– ቤን (@tsispaubsiv) December 22, 2020
Botman recently arrived in Lille, but he has been excellent in France: he has won the second most aerial duels for an under-23 player this season, behind only DCL.
A little slow but seems to be able to make up for that. It’s no wonder Liverpool is interested – Lille need the money too. https://t.co/8wBn04t9Po
– Redmen Television Academy (@RedmenAcademy) December 22, 2020
Liverpool contacted @LOSC_EN in November about the possible transfer of 20-year-old Dutch center-back Sven Botman according to multiple sources …
– 𝙉 𝙀 𝙉 (@SMXLFC) December 22, 2020