Jurgen Klopp wants to bring Samuel Chukwueze to Liverpool according to a report from La Razon but Everton could be the first club to make a move to sign the Villarreal ace.
The 22-year-old Nigeria international is extremely highly rated and he won’t be avialble on the cheap.
La Razon suggested that Chukwueze has an €80 million (£70 million) release clause.
The Sun claims he could be available for around £60 million, however.
The Villarreal man is clearly a player who could blow up into a superstar over the next few years. And he is a player highly in demand.
Liverpool and Everton chasing Chukwueze
La Razon claims that the Toffees boss Rafa Benitez could be first to try and sign the Nigerian attacker. Klopp allegedly wants to bring him to Anfield as well.
Chukwueze was hardly prolific in Spain last season with five goals and and eight assists in 40 games to his name.
The Nigerian ace is perfectly suited to the intense pace of Premier League football, however. He has blistering speed and plays with a certain type of directness that would undoubtedly be a huge asset to either Everton or Liverpool.
Well-renowned football statistics and analytical website Breaking the Lines describe the Villarreal forward as someone who possesses blistering pace and a fine sense of finding space.
£60 million does seem to be rather excessive considering his output in front of goal, however.
That doesn’t mean to say he wouldn’t be a really useful signing for Klopp or Rafa.
Whether he ends up at Goodison Park or Anfield remains to be seen, however.
Stats obtained via Transfermarkt