Report: Liverpool now front of queue to sign £38m World Cup forward alongside Gakpo
Liverpool look like they are going to be signing Cody Gakpo in the next few days, with the Reds set to complete a £37m deal.
News broke across multiple outlets last night to claim Liverpool had all but wrapped up the signing of Gakpo. It comes amid a host of other clubs being keen on the Dutch forward, namely Man United and Arsenal.
However, while the signing of Gakpo is a big one, Liverpool might not be done there. Well, that’s if reports from Italy over the festive period are to be believed.
Calciomercato has claimed that Liverpool are also in the hunt to sign Napoli winger and forward, Hirving Lozano. In fact, it even claims that Liverpool are in pole position and front of the queue to sign the speedy Mexican star.
Napoli paid around £38m to sign Lozano but he is now into the final 18 months of his contract with the Italian side.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are looking like they’re going to spend to help Jurgen Klopp in January. An inconsistent start to the season and a number of injuries have decimated the Reds at times. FSG, then, appear to be backing Klopp with Gakpo, and now Lozano, both linked.
TBR’s View: Lozano another exciting name for Liverpool fans
Hirving Lozano has been excellent for this Napoli side and he’s certainly a player who has a lot of attributes Liverpool fans like to see in their forwards.
He is rapid quick and hard-working for a start. Those two give him a chance of succeeding under Klopp in that front three.
Beyond that though, he is a player with good experience at international level as well as club. Napoli have been one of the stars of the show in Europe this season, and Lozano is part of that team.
Certainly, if Liverpool managed to sign Lozano as well as Gakpo, then it’s very much a case of message sent.