Transfer news: Liverpool and Man United set to battle for World Cup star ahead of possible summer move
The January transfer window ended just over a week ago but that doesn’t mean that the rumour mill won’t start spouting reported Liverpool targets for a summer move, with a new name being thrown into the equation.
As reported by Metro: ‘Manchester United and Liverpool have already begun working on a summer deal for Randal Kolo Muani but will have to dig deep after Eintracht Frankfurt increased their asking price for the World Cup finalist.
‘His form has caught the attention of several big European clubs and French outlet L’Equipe say both Manchester United and Liverpool intend to sign him in the summer’.
Given that many people outside of France and Germany knew little to nothing about the player prior to his performances in Qatar, Randal Kolo Muani’s performance for France during the World Cup undoubtedly enhanced his profile.
The main problem with the player, obviously, is that he plays forward and we already have six players who play the same position as the 24-year-old, making it nearly impossible to imagine this transfer going through.
It is understandable why he would get interest from numerous major clubs throughout Europe with nine goals and twelve assists in 18 Bundesliga matches for Eintracht Frankfurt this season.
However, this will likely lead to a big price tag so it seems highly unlikely we would ever want to complete a move for the player – especially after recently purchasing both Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez.
Any funds we do have available for the summer simply can’t be diverted away from the department most in need – the midfield.