Liverpool make decision on attacker with £20m release clause - reports
By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool do not intend on pursuing a deal for Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes, according to a report.
The Mail has claimed both the Reds and close rivals Everton have watched the 25-year-old attacker.
However, it is stated that manager Jurgen Klopp has no plans to sign the Holland international in January.
It was previously reported by the Mirror that the Reds had stepped up their interest in the player with a release clause in his contract “thought to be around £20million.”
But, it would appear that Klopp is not looking for a new senior forward in January with the Mail stating that the Reds manager is watching Nottingham Forest wonderkid Ben Brereton instead.
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Liverpool currently boast the highest goals for tally in the Premier League with an impressive 48 goals from their 20 fixtures.
Their productive strike force has seen them nestle in second place as Chelsea’s closest competitors with five points currently separating the two sides.
Promes has also been good going forward and boasts an impressive return of 37 goals and 20 assists from 78 encounters during his three years in Russia.
However, if Liverpool are to sign the versatile forward player it would now be assumed that fans would have to wait until the summer.
Football Insider verdict:
There is no doubt that Promes would have added some further quality to the Liverpool front line. However, with Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane the current first choice and long term front three, it will take an extra special player to break into the Reds side. £20million is no small fee and should especially be reserved for a player who is guaranteed first team football. The quality of the Liverpool attack is shown by the fact that prolific goalscorer Daniel Sturridge can’t even get into the team. It would appear that the Reds must move players on before signing anyone new for the attack, or look to the future like Brereton.
In other Liverpool transfer news, here are three reasons why the Reds should sign this Southampton ace, who isn’t Virgil van Dijk.