Ajax attacker Quincy Promes is attracting interest from Liverpool, according to Sport.ru.
The Netherlands international only joined the Dutch giants last summer after an uninspiring stint at Sevilla, but is already being linked with an exit following an excellent start.
Promes has scored an impressive 15 goals in just 24 appearances, and also contributed five assists.
The 28-year-old ace has undoubtedly been key in Ajax’s surge to the top of the table, and his form as certainly caught the eye.
Chelsea are also said to be interested in Promes, and Ajax are said to value the player at around the €40 million/£34 million mark.
Liverpool currently have Sadio Mane and Mo Salah on the wings and no new player would displace the world-class pair in the starting XI, so any move would potentially hinge on Promes being satisfied playing mainly as a backup at Anfield.
TBR’s view – Promes too pricey?
Promes has undoubtedly made a superb start at Ajax, but the reported £34 million valuation is a big price to pay for someone who is now 28 and wouldn’t be coming in as a starter.
That’s the kind of money that landed Liverpool a 24-year-old Sadio Mane back in 2016, and he’d had Premier League experience with Southampton.
Perhaps the Reds could offset any deal by selling Xherdan Shaqiri, but it would still seem like a bit of a gamble by Liverpool.
He’d make a good addition if the Swiss international was sold, but sporting director Michael Edwards would surely hope to negotiate the asking price for Promes way down.