Marseille are ready to sell reported Liverpool target Boubacar Kamara this summer and may be willing to accept just £22 million for the versatile Frenchman, as reported by Calciomercato.
If Jurgen Klopp has learned anything during a miserable season at Anfield, it’s the value of versatility.
Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have both been forced to fill in at centre-back far more frequently than they would have liked, with Liverpool suffering a massively damaging injury crisis.
And while the Englishman and Brazilian have coped admirably in an unfamiliar role, their absence from the cut and thrust of the midfield battleground has been keenly felt as the Reds’ title defence crumbles around them.
But if those dreaded injury issues carry over into 2021/22 (god forbid), a player like Kamara would certainly make an undoubted crisis feel more manageable (CM).
The Marseille ace is equally comfortable at centre-half and in central midfield after all.
Kamara, a France U21 international blessed with rock-solid positioning and real quality on the ball, feels like two signings in one – a potentially top-class defender and a dependable ‘number six’ rolled into a 5ft 10in frame.
And after Marseille’s cash-flow problems were exacerbated by the pandemic, Calciomercato reports Kamara is available for a knock-down sum – potentially as little as £23 million.
That may still feel like a hefty fee in this post-covid world but, for Liverpool, a man capable of filling in for Henderson one day and Virgil van Dijk the next would be nothing short of priceless.