At just 23 the Zebrette man has plenty of upside – even if his opportunities have been limited by tackling machine Allan this term – boasting 41 caps for Ghana already in his young career.
And Badu has now addressed Liverpool’s supposed interest directly – looking quite positively on the prospect of joining up with Brendan Rodgers’ side and the Premier League in general.
"I have not heard anything from my agent - at the moment it is all speculation," he noted to Goal.
"We played against Liverpool in the Europa League last year so I know all about them.
“They are a really good team who have been performing well this season and I would be very happy to join them.
"We will have to see what happens in the next two weeks - because it has always been my dream to play in England.
"I’m settled in Italy but the chance to play for such a big club is something I couldn’t pass up."
If Liverpool have indeed engaged with Udinese directly to purchase Badu, it in turn seems a distinct possibility the Ghanaian could be donning a Reds shirt by the end of January.
For one, the 23-year-old has stated as clearly as can be that he’s open to a move – whilst his Serie A employers may be inclined to cash in after four years with Allan the main man in holding midfield.
Of course, there are no certainties on the market – Badu’s agent will be a factor and Udinese are notoriously demanding when it comes to fees – but a move may well be in motion.
So stay tuned – Liverpool may have found their man, though the lengths they’ll go to for his services are yet to be seen.
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