Another day, another winger connected with Liverpool Football Club. This time, they’re said to be interested in Quincy Promes, the Dutch winger currently plying his trade at FC Spartak Moscow.
The 24-year-old has scored five times in nine games so far this season, and is a main reason that Spartak Moscow currently sit atop the Russian Premier League table. Promes plays alongside fellow Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum on the international side, a fact that may give Liverpool an advantage in the transfer market.
While the story is saying that Klopp wants to secure Promes in January, this seems unlikely. Promes signed a new contract at his Russian club, which would keep him there until 2021. Spartak Moscow have no incentive to sell him off midseason, given the player’s form and how integral he’s been in the team’s success so far in this campaign. If Klopp has a genuine interest in him, the summer would be the more likely time that a deal could be struck.
Rumours about potential wingers coming into the club in January will continue to crop up due to Sadio Mané’s upcoming month-long absence from the club right in the busiest part of the season. Mané is Liverpool’s top scorer in the league with six goals tallied so far. This winter he will be representing Senegal in the African Cup of Nations, and Klopp will need to replace his talent.
Additionally, with the news that Danny Ings will miss another full season with injury, Klopp no longer has that hardworking striker at his disposal. Still remaining in contention for Klopp, however, are Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi, not a bad couple of substitutes.
If Klopp is desperate for Promes, perhaps a deal could be struck in the summer, but for right now, he’ll likely have to look elsewhere if he wants reinforcements for this season.