TalkSPORT journalist Alex Crook thinks that Liverpool signing Ozan Kabak could end up being one of the bargains of the window.
Liverpool brought the Turkish defender in from German side Schalke 04 for a reported initial loan fee of £1m, although that could rise to £1.5m depending on appearances. The deal is only for an initial six-month loan, but does have an option to buy attached to it.
And speaking on the TalkSPORT Daily Podcast, Crook thinks that the money paid out for him initially, considering what they are getting in return could end up being a sensational move considering the player’s potential.
He said: “A £1m loan fee up front, that could rise depending on the number of games that he plays. This is a player, who over in Germany, has drawn comparisons with Sergio Ramos. That £1m loan fee will be a bargain, won’t it?”
Is this move the bargain of the season?
TIF Thoughts on Alex Crook’s comments about Ozan Kabak signing for Liverpool…
If the hype about this player is anything to go by, then Crook is right to think Liverpool have pulled off a blinder for this deal. With Jurgen Klopp’s men going through a ‘crisis’ at the back with the injuries that have piled up, it was always going to be important that they signed someone, but to get someone with such a promising reputation is something else.
If he lives up to his billing and can help Liverpool get back on track both in the Premier League and challenging in the Champions League, then the small fees they’ll have paid will be more than worth it. Then, of course, they can make the deal permanent in the summer if they want to.
And if things don’t work out, then they have the perfect get-out clause of being able to get out of the deal in the summer and just letting Virgil van Dijk slot back into the team. It’s pretty much a no-lose situation for them.