Liverpool are close to moving for a Ghanaian striker over Sadio Mane.
Mané left Anfield in the summer for Bayern Munich after winning two domestic trophies in his final season on Merseyside, although the Reds did not look alike without him. The Senegalese talisman played on the frontline in his time under Jurgen Klopp and had a huge influence on the team.
Klopp brought Luis Diaz into the front line in January before leaving for Darwin Nunez this summer. Fabio Carvalho also joined Fulham for free – but now another young striker could also be signed.
According to the Spanish outlet Filesthe Reds are eyeing Rennes striker Kamaldeen Sulemana, who has enjoyed an exciting rise in recent seasons.
Sulemana was signed by Danish side Nordsjaelland last summer and has caught the eye for his candor, pace and wide dribbling. A full international with Ghana as well, the youngster has two selections with the Black Stars.
Like former Liverpool star Mane, the 20-year-old is more comfortable on the left wing but capable of operating both on the right and in central roles as well. Rennes paid £13.5million for the player – so you would expect a Premier League club to have to pay double for his services.
Such a signing wouldn’t force his way into Klopp’s plans by status, however. Sulemana is still young and would be a future star for the Reds team rather than a player expected to make a constant impact.
However, the six-time European champions may well be moving soon. Sulemana is expected to travel to Qatar with Ghana and strong performances at the World Cup would send transfer fees into the stratosphere.
Sulemana is valued at around £16.2million per transfer market (opens in a new tab).
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