Report: £15m sensation drops hint he is heading to Liverpool as Klopp wants deal done this week
By Harvey Byrne
Ante Coric has dropped a major hint that he wants to join Liverpool by approving images relating to the club on his social media accounts.
The 19-year-old Dynamo Zagreb midfielder is one of the most sought-after young talents in Europe at the moment and there have been reports of a £15million move to Merseyside.
The Reds are likely to face competition from some major European heavyweights, but the young attacking midfielder sparked a frenzy on Tuesday evening by liking several posts on Instagram that suggested he might be heading to Anfield.
Liverpool news account “LFC Round Up” posted on their Twitter page an image of the Dynamo Zagreb star liking many Liverpool-themed photos on his Instagram account.
Ante Coric has liked pictures linking him with a move to Liverpool on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/53jeLlwKzV
— LFC Round Up (@LFCroundup) July 5, 2016
The attacking midfielder is highly rated in Croatia and has been likened in his homeland to Manchester City’s David Silva.
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The youngster attracted scouts from several European teams, as he scored five goals and supplied six assists during Dinamo Zagreb’s title winning season in the recently completed season.
It was also reported on Football Insider that Reds manager Jurgen Klopp had made personal contact with Coric in an attempt to persuade him to move to Anfield.
The Croatian club accept they face a battle to hang on to the youngster and their bid to drive up the price is helped by interest from the large number of Premier League club’s in their player.