The Merseyside links to every manner of attacking player continue apace. French paper Foot Mercato is reporting that a host of Premier League and European clubs have been closely monitoring 25-year-old Vitoria Guimaraes striker Moussa Marega for a potential January move. In England, Liverpool are joined by the likes of Tottenham as well as for some reason Watford, Crystal Palace, and Sunderland in expressing interest in the Porto loanee.
Marega has gotten off to a fast start this season to say the least, racking up 10 goals and two assists already to top the scoring charts. He had earned a January move to the Portuguese giants last term after scoring 15 in 34 games for Maritimo before going out on loan this season. While currently rated at a paltry €6.6million, Porto have managed to insert a €40million, so this one wouldn’t come cheap.
Primarily a secondary striker, the striker also has the flexibility to play nearly anywhere along the forward line. Strong and powerful in the air, the Mali international also possess silky ball skills and link up play. While it’s hard to see where he would fit in the current squad—especially for that price—with top four and potential title challenge now the goal, along with the likes of Danny Ings struggling to get a look in, potentially indicating Jürgen Klopp’s assessment of the former Burnley man, reinforcements for (hopefully) a deep European run next season shouldn’t be off the table.
For what would be a near-club record signing, let’s hope he’d be a little more than that.