Liverpool journalist Neil Jones has been sharing his thoughts on the Merseyside club’s reported transfer interest in Stade Rennais winger Jeremy Doku.
This comes after Jones made a guest appearance on a recent episode of The Redmen TV where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s team.
On the subject of Doku, who has been linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks, Jones had this to say on the matter.
He said: “An easy one to link with Liverpool given that there’s a history there that Liverpool have looked at him and he’s got a lot of attributes that they look [for]; he likes to carry the ball, he likes to cut in, he likes to cause mayhem in the final third.
“So, I think he’s certainly one that’d be on Liverpool’s radar, young enough and at a club that you’d think his value isn’t going to get to sort of £100 million, £150 million at Rennes.”
Doku joined the French club back in October last year after moving from Belgian side RSC Anderlecht for a fee of £23.4 million, as per Transfermarkt.
Since then, the 19-year-old, who is currently valued at £19.8 million, has made 37 appearances for Stade Rennais across all competitions, in which he has managed to score two goals and provide four assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Neil Jones’ comments on Doku…
As Jones mentioned, Liverpool were previously interested in signing Doku back in early 2018, but the move did not go through.
Do you think Liverpool should sign Doku this summer?
Given Doku managed to earn himself an overall rating of 7.28/10 for his recent performances with Belgium at Euro 2020, making him their fourth-highest-rated player behind Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Thorgan Hazard according to WhoScored, it’s understandable why the Reds have once again been mentioned with regards to a potential move for the winger this summer.
In our view, with Liverpool currently having the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Xherdan Shaqiri in their squad, as well as the fact that Harvey Elliott has just signed a new long-term contract at the club, a move for Doku may not be the most necessary move for the Reds this summer.