Liverpool are able to rival Barcelona for the signing of highly-rated Fenerbahce teen Arda Guler this summer time, in accordance with a brand new switch declare.
Who’s Fenerbahce star Arda Guler?
The Reds wish to get pleasure from a massively productive summer time switch window, with an absence of signings in recent times arguably holding them again. They endured a really disappointing 2022/23 season, ending fifth within the Premier League and falling approach beneath earlier requirements, and it confirmed why three or 4 vital additions are required earlier than the start of subsequent season.
Midfield is clearly the realm that’s being targeted on most closely, with Alexis Mac Allister already arriving from Brighton and extra additions anticipated.
That is the place Guler comes into play, with the 18-year-old already linked with a transfer to Liverpool prior to now. He has caught the attention for Fenerbahce this season, registering seven aim contributions (4 objectives and three assists) within the Turkish Tremendous Lig.
Guler is an attack-minded central midfielder with the flexibility to play as a quantity ten or within the false 9 position, and has been likened to a younger Mesut Ozil resulting from his silky toes and eye for a cross.
Are Liverpool signing Guler?
In response to Aksam [via Sport Witness], each Liverpool and Barca “need” to safe the companies of Guler in the course of the summer time window, and the pair have “stepped in” and “accelerated makes an attempt” to make it occur.
The report states that he has additionally performed on the correct wing this season, suggesting he might be backup for Mohamed Salah, though he’s extra recognized for his exploits within the center. Fenerbahce are eager to maintain maintain of him for one more 12 months, together with his present deal expiring in the summertime of 2025.
Guler might be a very eye-catching signing by Liverpool – Andrea Pirlo has stated there’s “no restrict to his potential” – not essentially coming straight in as a key man, given his age, however proving to be a powerful squad choice and somebody with an enormous future within the recreation.
As talked about, his versatility is a constructive attribute, with Jurgen Klopp doubtlessly liking the concept of utilizing him in varied positions, and he ought to solely develop by coaching and enjoying alongside elite footballers at Anfield.
If Guler was to return in as an attacking choice, it’s nonetheless important that two former central midfielders arrive at Liverpool this summer time, with Khephren Thuram and Manu Kone two very best additions, because the pair proceed to be linked with strikes to Merseyside.
Signing these three gamers alongside Mac Allister, with a left-sided centre-back additionally doubtlessly coming in, would signify a top-class window for the Reds, strengthening their squad vastly within the course of.