The Reds look likely beat their Premier League rivals Manchester United to land a defensive reinforcement..
At the summit of the Premier League, Liverpool’s quest for reinforcements is less pressing compared to the summer transfer window. Nonetheless, the Reds are actively considering additions to Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Notable names like Kylian Mbappe and Jeremie Frimpong have surfaced, and now Liverpool appear to be the frontrunner in securing a new defender for Klopp.
As each transfer window unfolds, the Mbappe speculations resurface, with Real Madrid consistently ahead of Liverpool in the race. This time is no exception, as reports indicate that Liverpool remain a contender for the Paris Saint-Germain star’s signature in the summer transfer window, potentially marking one of the most significant deals in Premier League history.
Meanwhile, Frimpong’s potential move to Liverpool involves the pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen’s right-back for a speculated fee of £35m.
Looking ahead, it seems Liverpool are gearing up for a busy few months at Anfield, as they are now positioned as front-runners to secure a replacement for Joel Matip.
According to reports from Nice-Matin, via Get French Football News, Liverpool are in pole position to sign Jean-Clair Todibo, potentially hijacking Manchester United’s move.
Earlier reports by Rudy Galetti indicated that Manchester United were initially leading the race to sign Todibo before conceding that position to their Premier League rivals.
Although any potential deal for Todibo is expected to materialize in the summer, it is unlikely to happen in the current January transfer window due to Nice’s €60m (£52m) asking price.
With Matip’s contract set to expire in the summer, Liverpool might make their move when the window reopens, fueled by Klopp’s reported interest in forming a defensive partnership between Todibo and Ibrahima Konate.
“Great” Todibo Can Be Better Than Matip
Todibo not only serves as a potential replacement for Matip but also represents an upgrade. At 24 years old, Liverpool could secure a player poised to excel for years, forming a formidable defensive duo with Konate. Here’s a comparison of Todibo’s stats with Matip’s for the current season.
After impressing with outstanding performances at Nice, Todibo has garnered considerable acclaim during his tenure at the club. Former teammate Aaron Ramsey, the ex-Arsenal star, expressed his admiration, stating through Get French Football News:
“He’s playing alongside one of the most experienced players in Dante, who has played at the very highest level now for a number of years.
“For Jean-Clair to have that experience next to him is invaluable. He’s a great guy, a great player and very ambitious, so there is no reason that he can’t go all the way to the top and represent France.”