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Liverpool Reportedly Turn to Cheap Julian Draxler Transfer Alternative

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The Reds are apparently in the hunt for winger Quincy Promes.

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With January transfer talk taking over the Liverpool news cycle in recent weeks, one name stood out as perhaps the most exciting potential addition for the club. That was Julian Draxler, the extremely talented 23-year-old openly pushing for a move from Wolfsburg.

However, PSG swooped in with a big money offer to buy him and swiftly put an end to hopes of seeing him play at Anfield. But even though Liverpool will not sign Draxler, there are reportedly other young attackers on their radar for the upcoming window.

Quincy Promes, a 24-year-old winger who plays for Spartak Moscow, is one name the club is chasing, according to David Maddock of The Mirror. He writes that Jürgen Klopp is “determined to find cover for his stretched front line, and he sees Promes as the perfect target.”

With a release clause thought to be in the region of £20 million, Promes could be a cheaper alternative to Draxler. And while he is not considered to hold quite the same overall potential, his current goalscoring record from out wide actually far bests Draxler’s.

Over the past two campaigns, Promes has netted 24 times compared to just nine goals from Draxler. So while there isn’t any indication that the Reds have made a formal approach to Spartak Moskow, this is a potential deal to keep an eye on.