Spanish newspaper Sport has suggested Liverpool are the most interested in terms of signing Adama Traore from Barcelona.
Spanish newspaper Sport claims Liverpool are the ‘most interested’ club in terms of signing Adama Traore from Barcelona.
The teenage forward has been linked with a number of top European sides, but the Catalan news source claims Brendan Rodgers’ team are most interested in adding another talented youngster to their collection.
However, before Reds fans get too excited, Sport also claims that Barca are not interested in doing a permanent deal, which would see them lose one of their most exciting youngsters.
Sport reports that a loan deal is the most likely scenario, with the youngster set for an increased first team role under Luis Enrique next season.
That would suggest that any Liverpool move for him next month would be nothing more than Rodgers looking for attacking back up to come into his squad over the second half of the season.
Therefore, it’s reasonable to ask why Liverpool feel an inexperienced teenager is a better option for them than some of the higher profile and more established players they could bring in on a six month loan agreement.
Barca are cagier than ever before when it comes to sides snooping around their best youngsters.
The deals which took Cesc Fabregas to Arsenal and Gerard Pique to Manchester United, have created a little resentment towards the ability of English clubs to invest big in talented young players, effectively poaching them from other leagues.
However, if, and it’s a big if, Liverpool’s interest in Traore is nothing more than Rodgers looking for some attacking back up, it’s a no brainer for all parties concerned.
It’s a no brainer because Barca could send out a player to develop who they know they’d be getting back and as a result, Liverpool would be able to sign a player they’re apparently keen on, as they aim to get back into and stay in the Premier League’s top four.