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Report: Liverpool set sights on £14m Real Madrid target, same agent as Roberto Firmino
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Report: Liverpool set sights on £14m Real Madrid target, same agent as Roberto Firmino

Liverpool have set their sights on Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey, according to Jeunes Footeux via Sport Witness.

At present, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has Trent Alexander-Arnold and Calvin Ramsay in that position.

However, if the report is to be believed, the Liverpool manager wants to reinforce the Reds right-back ranks further.

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As well as the Reds, Crystal Palace and Lyon are apparently after Boey.

Previous reports claimed that Real Madrid were also eyeing the 22-year-old Frenchman.

However, the JF report claims Lyon want Boey as a replacement for Malo Gusto, who Los Blancos are monitoring.

Boey has been a key player for Gala since joining from Rennes for around £900,000 in 2021.

His displays have reportedly caught the eye of Liverpool and Palace.

And while Lyon are apparently also in pursuit, ‘competition is tough’ for them due to the Premier League interest.

While the report name-checks Liverpool as potential suitors, it suggests Palace are more interested in Boey.

Apparently, they are ‘seemingly ready’ to put a €16m (£14m) bid on the table for Joel Ward’s successor.

Klopp seeking strength in depth?

As mentioned above, Liverpool already have a world-class player and a great prospect at right-back.

It’s not exactly a position the Reds are desperate to strengthen.

Nonetheless, maybe Klopp wants more cover for Alexander-Arnold and perhaps feels Ramsay isn’t ready for an extended first-team run.

If that’s the case, then Boey – who is with the same agency as Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino – makes sense as a potential signing.

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He’s just 22, so has plenty of time and room to develop, and he’s been impressing for one of Turkey’s top clubs.

In addition, £14m as an estimated ballpark figure isn’t particularly high.

The only main issue in January would be that Gala aren’t eager to let Boey go.

“We do not intend to sell any players,” club president Dursun Ozbek told Sabah, via the Liverpool Echo.

“We have a very good squad, and we are fighting for the title.

“Besides Sacha Boey and (Danish centre-half) Victor Nelsson, there are offers for three or four more players.

“Because the squad is a very good squad.”

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