Liverpool have contacted Schalke regarding centre-back Ozan Kabak, according to journalist Chris Williams.
According to Williams, Schalke are reluctant to sell Kabak because they do not want disruption to the squad with the new season officially starting.
However, according to Williams, an offer of €25 million from Liverpool could tempt Schalke to sell Kabak.
Schalke sources confirm Liverpool have contacted them about Ozan Kabak. Official line – squad is settled & not for disruption now season is underway. Privately told an offer around €25m could force a rethink.
— Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) September 18, 2020
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
It would make sense for Liverpool to sign a centre-back this summer.
Liverpool only had one senior centre-back available against Chelsea on the weekend. That was Virgil van Dijk.
Midfielder Fabinho had to start alongside the Dutchman in the heart of Liverpool’s defence.
Both Joel Matip and Joe Gomez were injured. Even if Liverpool have a fit squad, they only possess three senior centre-backs (Van Dijk, Gomez and Matip).
With that being the case, we would like to see the club attempt to sign Kabak to add some depth to the current squad.
Kabak has a current market value of €29 million, which means that Liverpool would not be getting ripped off by spending €25 million on the centre-back.
Kabak is only 20 years of age, but he has made 29 appearances for Schalke. He does have a bit of experience behind him.
Kabak clearly has talent, otherwise he would not be starting in the heart of the defence for a Bundesliga club. The Bundesliga is the third best league in the world, according to Sporty Tell.
Because of Kabak’s age, he could arguably be Liverpool’s centre-half for the next decade.
It would make sense for Liverpool to sign Kabak to add some depth to the current squad, but he could also prove to be a decent player down the line.