Liverpool should buy Paul-Georges Ntep amid latest Premier League plea

Rennes star Paul-Georges Ntep says the Premier League interests him.

Rennes star Paul-Georges Ntep has again made his intentions clear regarding a potential Premier League move, telling reporters for Ouest-France how England interests him.

The France international winger has long been linked with a move to England, with reports last May in the Metro suggesting a switch to Liverpool was on the cards.

A proposed deal to Anfield in the summer ultimately failed to materialise, yet that hasn’t dampened Ntep’s mood regarding a potential switch to England in the coming months.

“I do not know what will happen, in June I will have one year left on my contract. I know people think I fantasise about PSG; but I prefer England. The Premier League is very attractive,” he told Ouest-France.

Considering his evident wishes to play in England and the fact he currently has only 18 months left to run on his contract, Ntep is soon going to be a very attractive proposition for a number of clubs.

With Liverpool in need of genuine quality from wide areas, they would be foolish not to go in for him.

The Reds have so far struggled for goals under new boss Jurgen Klopp. With Philippe Coutinho currently topping the club’s scoring charts with only four goals – eight behind Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.

Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge, when fit, provide a potent strike force, yet the Merseysiders need to be a bigger goal threat from deep and in wide areas.

Adam Lallana, Jordon Ibe and Robert Firmino, at present, don’t offer enough in terms of goal threat, while Klopp’s side have a distinct lack of quality out wide with Danny Ings ruled out through injury.

Ntep, despite being a wide man, certainly knows how to find the net and last season notched 15 goals in all competitions – earning an international call-up to the French senior squad.

He is young, 23, and boasts plenty of potential to improve. Klopp has made it clear how he intends to buy younger players and develop them accordingly, and Ntep provides him with a sound option.

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