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Liverpool are interested in signing 20-year-old Sven Botman from Lille this month.
According to the Duncan Castles and Ian McGarry Transfer Window Podcast, the Reds have been in contact with the defender’s agent and are expected to make an offer this month.
The French team apparently going through a financial crisis and they could look to cash in on their key players if there is a good offer on the table.
Liverpool need to sign a quality center-back after Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez were injured.
Joel Matip has also been injury-tested and Jurgen Klopp cannot rely on the Cameroon defender to keep fit every week.
The Liverpool manager has relied on midfielder Fabinho and academy prospects like Rhys Williams to replace injured defenders in recent months.
Botman is highly qualified in Europe and has a great future ahead of him. A move to Liverpool could be the ideal next step in your career and working with a world-class coach like Jurgen Klopp could help you improve.
The German manager has done well to develop defenders like Trent Alexander Arnold, Andrew Robertson and Joe Gomez during his time at Liverpool and could have a similar impact on Sven Botman’s game.
It will be interesting to see if the two clubs can agree on a rate in the coming weeks.
Liverpool are firmly in the title race right now and a quality January signing like Sven Botman could give them the boost they need to go on and retain their Premier League crown.