The Reds are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems.
As per British media, Liverpool are frontrunners to land Rennes forward Jeremy Doku.
The 19-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Belgium international was signed by Rennes in October 2020 from Anderlecht for a fee of 26 million euros. The 19-year-old has a contract until 2025 with the club.
The forward has featured in 4 matches for Rennes this term in all competitions.
Doku has represented Belgium at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-21 level, winning 35 caps and scoring 12 goals, before making his senior international debut in September 2020. As a member of Belgium national football team, Doku won 10 caps and he scored 2 goals.
Jürgen Klopp wants to sign a new forward and Doku is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
Jeremy Doku is a long-term target of Liverpool and could be a decent addition for Jürgen Klopp’s side.
The Reds are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The 19-year-old can play multiple positions in attack.
According to the report, “Liverpool are leading the interest for Rennes attacker Jeremy Doku. RTL’s Alexandre Braeckman is reporting the Reds are at the front of the queue to sign the talented 19-year-old in the future. Braeckman believes that a deal involving Doku moving to Anfield could be on the cards in 2022. “Doku is in Rennes and could go away this summer (Liverpool best placed at this stage),” Braeckman wrote on Twitter. Liverpool were linked with a move for Doku throughout the most recent transfer window, and was close to joining the Reds back in 2017 as a 15-year-old.”
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Rennes are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the forward, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
Good signing for Liverpool?
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Doku will be an ideal choice for Klopp as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.
It will be interesting to see whether the Reds 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.