Premier League giants Liverpool reportedly want Trabzonspor duo Ugurcan Cakir and Abdulkadir Omur – who count Sturridge as a Super Lig team-mate.
Daniel Sturridge could help former club Liverpool land Ugurcan Cakir and Abdelkadir Omur, according to the Karadeniz Gazette, with the one-time Reds striker expected to recommend a move to the Premier League for his Trabzponspor team-mates.
Omur, a skilful, left-footed winger who was recently compared to a certain Lionel Messi by ex-Chelsea enforcer John Obi Mikel (Goal), is arguably the most exciting attacking talent in Turkish football right now and his electrifying performances have not gone unnoticed.
Liverpool, who have invested in youth of late with Harvey Elliott and Sepp Van der Berg arriving at Anfield over the summer, are apparently interested in a potential £25 million deal for the diminutive schemer.
Coveted goalkeeper Cakir is also in their sights, the report adds, with the £18 million-rated shot-stopper admitting last week that links with the European champions had given him a healthy confidence boost (TRT).
Cakir’s agent has already confirmed, via Turkish Football, that Liverpool are interested.
And, according to the Gazette, Trabzospor’s former Liverpool striker Sturridge is attempting to set up a ‘management company’ with his uncle and has identified a number of players to add to his portfolio – with Cakir and Omur among those he has his sights on.
The report adds that Sturridge will help the Liverpool-linked duo seal a move to the Premier League, though it remains to be seen whether Jurgen Klopp’s side are willing to spend a combined £43 million on the pair.
This story has taken a rather intriguing twist.