Liverpool eyeing move for Leeds striker Patrick Bamford
Patrick Bamford has emerged as a surprise target for Liverpool in the winter transfer window.
The reports in England suggested that Liverpool are eyeing move for Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford.
Leeds spent 7.9 million euros to sign the England international from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018. The 28-year-old has five years left on his current contract which expires in 2026.
The striker has banged in one goals and provided two assists in five matches this term on all fronts.
The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in England. As a member of England national football team, Bamford won one cap.
The Reds shortlist Patrick Bamford as prime transfer target this winter. Jurgen Klopp is a long term admirer of Bamford and believes he can get the most out of the England international.
Liverpool are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Bamford is a traditional number nine, having all types of finishes in his locker. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Liverpool were weighing up a summer bid for Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford, it has been revealed. Goal says Liverpool considered a move for Bamford earlier this year. The 28-year-old proved many people wrong in the Premier League last season, impressing for Leeds despite fears over his inconsistency in the final third. His rise as a player is said to have caught the attention of Jurgen Klopp, who has previously praised Bamford when speaking to the media. Liverpool had ‘genuine’ interest in the English striker but that this ‘never went far’. The report adds that Bamford was not inspired by the prospect of being fifth-choice at Anfield.”
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The Reds will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Bamford to join the club.
Leeds would be wise to keep the England international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Liverpool?
Signing the 28-year-old in the winter transfer window would be a masterstroke from Klopp.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Liverpool.
Liverpool fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see whether Liverpool will make their move during the winter transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.