Liverpool to rival a host of Premier League giants for this attacker

Liverpool to rival a host of Premier League giants for this attacker

If a report from Foot Mercato is to be believed, Liverpool have been keeping a close eye on Elye Wahi for some time. But they are not alone in the hunt, with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur also in the running, along with long-term admirers Manchester City and Juventus.

Ligue 1 has produced an abundance of talent in recent years and the 20-year-old Montpellier sensation is certainly one of them after making his presence known with a 10-goal season. He progressed through the academy ranks of La Paillade before breaking into their senior team in December 2020. His minutes have increased in recent years as he is now irreplaceable in the attacking third.

With 7 goals already in 18 league games, Wahi is expected to break the tally from his 2021-22 campaign. He is contracted until the summer of 2025 and Montpellier is therefore in no rush to approve his transfer. His valuation is expected to be in the region of £26 million and the same could increase over time if he continues to improve his game over the next few months.

Liverpool have been heavily criticized for a lack of investment while on top. Their famous figures are falling and the owners need to sort it out as they have already lost ground to the likes of Arsenal and the Manchester clubs. Newcastle United are a resurgent force after the Saudi-led takeover and the Reds need an overhaul to restore their lost status.

Elye Wahi

The Reds are taken out in the middle of the park week in and week out. Jurgen Klopp must look for reinforcements to replace their aging and injury-prone individuals, but at the same time must address the deficiencies across the pitch from defense to attack.

Why Liverpool should get Wahi

Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo were brought in to reshape the front line. While Diaz is still recovering from a long-term injury problem, Nunez and Gakpo are not yet attuned to the aggression and demands of the English game. Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino struggled to stay fit, also the retirement of Sadio Mane weakened them high up the pitch. Mohamed Salah has not done enough since signing a new deal and his current form is an obstacle to rebuilding momentum in the Premier League.

Firmino, meanwhile, will be a sporadic option even if he signs a new deal to extend his stay beyond this summer. Nunez has often been deployed from the left by the German boss and a player of Wahi’s potential could end up securing the ‘number 9’ status in the long term if a transfer takes place in the near future.

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