Liverpool splashed the cash to sign Uruguayan center forward, Darwin Nunez, from Benfica but he is not the only striker under consideration at Anfield.
The Reds are reportedly interested in signing Nigerian international Victor Osimhen, according to reports in the Italian media.
The African player has reportedly been connected with a move away from Napoli, but the high asking price is proving to be the main stumbling block, according to Corriere dello Sport (news image given below).
Liverpool was one of the teams that contacted Napoli to ask about Osimhen, according to the Italian news outlet. When the Merseysiders got information on the valuation of 23-year-old, they made the decision not to proceed.
According to reports, the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona team has set the famous striker’s price at £94.6 million. Although the price is slightly flexible, the Serie A team won’t let him go for less than £86 million.
Due to the player’s enormous rating, teams like Bayern, Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Atletico, and even Arsenal decided to back off. However, CdS claims that the Magpies are still pushing to sign him.
He missed 13 games for Napoli in the previous season and was unable to compete in the AFCON after breaking his cheekbone, but when fit, the teenager was lethal.
Osimhen made three Europa League starts and directly contributed in five goals. On the other side, he made 23 Serie A starts and was directly involved in 19 goals.
Firmino, Jota, and Nunez are all present at Anfield, giving Jurgen Klopp adequate skill and depth at the No. 9/False No. 9 position. There is no need to draw another center forward as a result.
However, given that Mane, Origi, and Minamino won’t be available to us the next season, the depth of the wide attacking positions needs to be improved.