Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Moanes Dabour from Red Bull Salzburg. The Israeli striker has reportedly decided he would like to leave the Austrian club for one of Europe’s bigger leagues.
Estadio Deportivo reports that the player is wanted by Liverpool, as a potential back-up to Roberto Firmino with Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi’s long-term futures in doubt. The report also suggests that the likes of Valencia and Fulham are keeping tabs. The Israeli international has scored 20 goals in 30 games this season.
For Leeds United, it will come as vindication for their interest in 2017. In November that year, it was reported by the Daily Mail that Leeds were casting their net wide for a new striker. Dabour was one player shortlisted. He had scored 13 goals in 18 games for Salzburg that season after impressing on loan at Grasshoppers Zurich the season previous.
Thomas Christiansen was the manager at the time and clearly felt Leeds needed another striker. Victor Orta must have earmarked Dabour as a potential target.
His incredible form since and the interest of such big clubs suggest Leeds were on to a winner.
Right now, it seems that Dabour is now out of Leeds’ price-range. However, this might be a story to keep tabs on if Leeds can successfully win promotion back to the Premier League this season.