According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool have now joined the race to sign PSV Eindhoven forward Noni Madueke, with Arsenal and Tottenham also keen.
What’s the story?
Well, yet another Premier League club has evidently been dazzled by Madueke’s stunning start to the 2021/22 campaign.
Now, the Daily Mail believe Jürgen Klopp and Nuno Espirito Santo’s respective sides went to watch the London-born winger in action.
Elsewhere, it was said that Mikel Arteta is keen to sign Madueke too.
Wolves and Leicester are also interested, as are Manchester United.
PSV Eindhoven want £34m for their No.23.
Scouts watched Madueke – who has been compared to Phil Foden – against Benfica in PSV Eindhoven’s Champions League play-off first leg.
Despite his excellent form this season, the teenager failed to score or assist in either leg, and Benfica progressed into the Champions League.
Nevertheless, Madueke is a seriously bright talent, whose decision to venture abroad and dazzle a foreign nation with his ability is reminiscent of Jadon Sancho’s decision to join Borussia Dortmund.
Do Liverpool need Noni Madueke?
In our view, this is exactly what Klopp needs.
Madueke is extremely direct, and dribbles at opponents in a similarly relentless way to Mohamed Salah.
With each of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino now 29, the Reds definitely need to start looking for the next generation of their attack.
In Madueke, Klopp would have an ideal option for the present and for the future.
There is already a young, English crop of wonderkids forming at Anfield including Harvey Elliott, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Curtis Jones and Kaide Gordon.
With Madueke involved as well, Liverpool could boast some of England’s finest in a few years to come.