Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing 22-year-old Japanese winger from LASK
At the end of the current campaign, Liverpool are considering a move for LASK winger Keito Nakamura, who is 22 years old.
With 11 goals and six assists in all competitions this season, the Japanese attacker has been in fantastic form.
Without a question, Liverpool’s attacking unit requires more talent and depth. Additionally, Nakamura might prove to be a valuable addition for the Reds.
Liverpool has had issues in the wide areas, particularly as a result of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz’s injuries.
Aside from Mohamed Salah and Diaz, the Reds are missing in wide players with natural width. Jurgen Klopp may have made the right choice by signing the Japanese winger for the upcoming campaign.
The gifted youngster has also been connected to other European teams. It will also be intriguing to watch where he ultimately goes.
The prospect of signing with a team like Liverpool may be alluring to the 22-year-old.
Additionally, a transfer to the Premier League would allow him to demonstrate his abilities at a higher level. Nakamura’s development might be significantly aided by Klopp, who has a track record of developing young players.
In addition, due to their comparable playing styles, the 22-year-old has been compared to Brighton & Hove Albion winger Kaoru Mitoma.
The Brighton forward has received praise this year for his superb dribbling abilities and capacity to go past defenses.
Liverpool could certainly use someone like that in their attacking unit. They have been linked with Federico Chiesa as well. It will be interesting to see if Liverpool decide to follow up on their interest with a concrete offer for the Japanese forward at the end of the season.
LASK will look to demand a premium for their prized asset. So Liverpool will have to shell out a substantial amount of money to sign him.
The 22-year-old has a contract with LASK until the summer of 2025, and the Austrian outfit are under no pressure to cash in on him just yet.