Liverpool tipped to turn Premier League star’s head with move to Anfield

A report from the Mirror at the end of March claimed that Liverpool had a five-man centre-back shortlist, with Ibrahima Konate and Caglar Soyuncu named as targets for the Reds.

The report reads: “Marseille’s Duje Caleta-Car was a player who was under consideration in the January transfer window and remains on Liverpool’s list, with Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu also impressing Reds transfer chief Michael Edwards.”

Now, former Leicester City star Keith Gillespie has claimed that he’s worried that Soyuncu could have his head turned by the opportunity to play for Liverpool.

Speaking to the Transfer Tavern, he said: “When a club like Liverpool come knocking, players heads can get turned. It’s up to Leicester to try and keep hold of him because he is a very, very good player.”

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 07: Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on February 7, 2021 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Soyuncu is a fantastic player but given his contract with Leicester still has two years to run, he would cost a fortune, with the Foxes fleecing the Manchester clubs and Chelsea in recent years.

Harry Maguire’s move to Old Trafford cost £80million, Riyad Mahrez’s switch to the Etihad was worth £60million while a transfer to Stamford Bridge ran the Blues up £45million.

It’s not guaranteed that Soyuncu would be a starter at Liverpool if Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip were all fully fit and so it seems hard to believe that the Reds would spend the required amount to sign him.

Especially when you take into account that Liverpool are working hard on signing Ibrahima Konate.

MUNICH, GERMANY – DECEMBER 05: Ibrahima Konate of Leipzig runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena on December 05, 2020 in Munich, Germany. PHOTO BY ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN/GETTY IMAGES.

After a poor season overall, it seems likely that Liverpool will be busy in the transfer window this summer.

A 3-1 defeat in the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid has further highlighted how injuries have hampered the Reds as the centre-back pairing of Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak was outclassed.

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