Liverpool may have a promising opportunity to secure the services of Borussia Monchengladbach’s talented midfielder, Manu Kone, in the near future.
The French midfielder appears open to the idea of embarking on a new challenge, creating an enticing prospect for the Premier League giants.
During the summer transfer window, Kone garnered interest from Liverpool and Juventus, two European heavyweights.
However, as reported by the reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano in his exclusive column for the Daily Briefing, interest from both clubs gradually cooled as the window drew to a close.
Despite the summer setback, Kone remains a player to monitor as the January transfer window approaches.
Romano suggests that a move in the region of €45 million could materialize for the 22-year-old, although he cautions that there are no concrete developments with Liverpool, Juventus, or any other clubs at this particular moment.
The potential arrival of Manu Kone could be a vital piece in Liverpool’s ongoing midfield reconstruction project.
The club faced notable departures in the summer, including the likes of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho. Even though Liverpool made significant midfield additions by acquiring players such as Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch, there may still be room for further reinforcements.
Discussing Kone’s contractual situation, Romano clarified, “Manu Kone could also be one to watch in January as it’s not true that he’s signed a new contract with Borussia Monchengladbach, despite reports elsewhere. Kone’s current contract is valid until 2026, but he could leave in 2024.
We’ll have to see what happens, though, because at the moment there are no contacts or negotiations ongoing with any other clubs, despite interest in him during the summer.
Juventus and Liverpool were two clubs who considered him as an option but then did not call again after August.
So we will see in 2024 what happens, but the player remains open to trying a new experience, while his asking price would likely be around €40/45m.”
As Liverpool fans eagerly anticipate developments, Manu Kone’s potential arrival could inject fresh talent and vitality into the club’s midfield ranks, providing a glimmer of hope for continued success.