Liverpool keen on 18-year-old starlet dubbed the “new Joel Matip” – has £7m release clause
The Kop Times
Liverpool pursue 18-year-old Malick Thiaw primed to be “new Joel Matip”
He has featured just once in the Bundesliga this term but the report claims that he is highly-rated – just like Matip was during his time at Schalke back in 2009.
With a release clause of £7million right now, Liverpool would be wise to hurry up and make a move since Schalke are trying to get him to agree to a new deal that would bump up his fee.
The Mirror suggests that contract negotiations are at a standstill as of now, thus providing Liverpool with a solid chance of getting their man for a reasonable price.
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Matip have done well for us at centre-back but as time goes on, it would be better for us to sign a promising youngster with the potential to become a key figure. Prior to the suspension of the ongoing season, we were losing a good number of games due to shoddy displays at the back.
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Dejan Lovren has failed to stake his claim for a spot in the starting XI, meaning an added body would boost competition as well our defensive power. Thus, Liverpool should consider making a move for Thiaw at the earliest.