Reds are reportedly locked in a 50/50 battle to sign Lille starlet Boubakary Soumare with Real Madrid after a report claimed his price tag had come taken a tumble. U21 France international was heavily linked with a move to Magpies in winter in what would have been a club-record deal for Newcastle United, but he turned the chance down.
Boubakary retains a desire to play in the PL, though, with Man United and Reds mentioned as possible destinations. And while the Magpies are reported to be keeping a watching brief, it looks they have taken a backwards seat after reports claimed league leaders Reds have already opened negotiations over the possible signing of Soumare.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ‘in love’ with the 21-year-old midfielder and will do all in his power to bring him to Merseyside club at the first available chance. And the French starlet will make a straight choice between a move to Liverpool and fellow suitors La Liga giants, who are also heavily tipped to make a move.
Furthermore, the Les Dogues valued Boubakary at €40m in the winter window and could now be regretting their decision not to sell back then, with a combination of the covid19 and a loss of form from Soumare over the second half of the campaign seeing his value plummet.
And that is a situation the German tactician and the Merseyside giants plan to ‘take advantage of’ with Jurgen Klopp looking to add the defensive midfielder to his ranks by telling the midfielder of the ‘important’ role he would have in their side.