Liverpool are monitoring the event of Schalke 04 starlet Assan Ouedraogo, in accordance with one journalist.
Despite finishing a much-discussed midfield rebuild this summer time, the Reds might be available in the market for extra engine room additions.
Sky Sport DE reporter Florian Plettenberg claims that Liverpool are among the many golf equipment ‘monitoring the event’ of rising expertise Ouedraogo.
The 17-year-old midfielder apparently has a launch clause that may be activated from 2024, the place he could be signed by golf equipment from exterior Germany for €20m (£17m), and is attracting consideration from Everton and Brighton, in addition to Jurgen Klopp’s aspect.
However, Plettenberg claims essentially the most ‘concrete’ curiosity at present is coming from AC Milan.
It is reported that Milan officers need to meet with Schalke this week, whereas Ouedraogo was on the Italian membership’s want record this summer time.
The 17 y/o versatile midfielder from @s04 has a launch clause in 2024. Clubs from overseas need to pay round €20m.
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) October 16, 2023
A Germany youth worldwide whose father was a Burkina Faso worldwide, Ouedraogo has been making waves after breaking into the Schalke first crew this season.
Described a enjoying ‘a bit like Xabi Alonso and Michael Essien’ by the Bundesliga’s personal web site, the younger central midfielder was a part of the Germany crew that gained the Under-17 European Championship in 2023, scoring the successful penalty within the last towards France.
Ouedraogo additionally grew to become Schalke’s youngest ever goalscorer when he netted on his debut within the 2. Bundesliga defeat to Hamburger SV earlier this season, breaking a report beforehand set by Julian Draxler.
Reports in Germany have beforehand claimed that Bayern Munich are additionally within the wonderkid, whereas Chelsea and Manchester City too have been talked about.
Meanwhile, Anfield Watch understands that Liverpool are considering strengthening their midfield additional in 2024, with Fluminense’s Andre Trindade nonetheless a goal.
The Reds may have precedence on the 22-year-old over different suitors, in the event that they select to make a transfer when the switch window re-opens in January.