Liverpool are reportedly looking at a potential summer transfer swoop for Marseille defensive midfielder/centre-back Boubacar Kamara.

According to Calcio Mercato, AC Milan were previously interested in signing Kamara and now Liverpool have set their sights on the 21-year-old defender.

The report also claims that his contract is due to expire in 2022, leaving one year left on his current deal at the end of this season.

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT 

At the age of 21, Kamara could possibly be filed under the “prospects” section of Liverpool transfer targets. He may not be a player Jurgen Klopp is looking at to come in and fix all of Liverpool’s problems, but rather as a player to learn from the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Joel Matip before becoming a first-team regular in the future after he has had experience and time to develop.

Kamara has enjoyed a solid season with Marseille in Ligue 1. He has averaged a WhoScored rating of 6.97 across 24 starts, winning 2.6 tackles and making 1.1 interceptions per game to show off his defensive instincts at the back. His performances have also come in a variety of positions, with Kamara playing in holding midfield, centre-back and central midfield.

For Kamara to be producing consistent performances in a top-five league in a number of different positions suggests that he could have a lot of potential. It shows that he has already found a way to cut out regular mistakes and be a reliable option despite his inexperience, which could be why Liverpool have started looking at him as a possible signing for the summer window.

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