Jurgen Klopp eyes Dutch hotshot to continue Liverpool revolution
Liverpool could be set for some big January business, with the Anfield club linked with a move for Dutch international Quincy Promes.
The 25-year-old has been scoring for fun in Russia, where he plays for Spartak Moscow.
And the winger is delivering the kind of statistics that would fit in well on Merseyside.
The forward has scored six goals and produced seven assists in just 14 Russian Premier League appearances this season.
That compares well with Sadio Mane’s nine goals and five assists, Roberto Firmino’s six strikes and five set-ups, and Philippe Coutinho’s five goals and five assists.
Plus, Liverpool’s deadly trio are all either 24 or 25 years of age, so Promes certainly seems to tick all the right boxes.
Promes began his career in his homeland with FC Twente, enjoying a breakout campaign in 2013-14 with 11 goals in the Eredivisie.
That was enough to prompt Spartak to pay £9m for his services at the end of the season, and the forward has gone from strength to strength in Russia.
The Dutch international hit 13 goals in just 28 appearances in 2014-15, but that was only a warm-up.
Last season Promes fired in 18 times from only 30 games, supplying five assists along the way.
Playing in a slightly different role this season, the 25-year-old has shown that while his own goal rate has slowed down, his level of assists and team inter-play have improved.
And that’s exactly the kind of role that might just make him a hit for Klopp and Liverpool.
Valued at £15m by transfermarkt.co.uk, Promes has another four and a half years to run on his Moscow deal.
But according to reports in the press, Liverpool could land their man for a princely £25m, and given his recent figures, that looks excellent business.
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