TBR View: Liverpool missed a trick by not signing Yusuf Yazici
Liverpool were linked with Yusuf Yazici in 2017 and the start to his time at Lille perhaps suggests the Premier League champions have missed a trick.
The 23-year-old was previously cited as a potential target for the Reds and Everton during his time at Trabzonspor.
He penned a contract with the French club in the summer of 2019, costing close to £15 million.
In the summer, AC Milan held an interest in the attacker with the player now valued at £36 million by the Europa League hopefuls.
And his form so far this season, particularly in Europe, makes it easy to see why.
Last night, the flyer was on hand to score his second hat-trick of the season in Europe as Lille defeated AC Milan 3-0.
Yazici has played in a number of positions throughout his career and is capable of playing out wide or through the middle.
Last season a run of games was cut short when he injured his knee ligaments in a game against Monaco, finishing with four assists and one goal for the campaign.
Although Yazici only managed 22 goals and 21 assists at Trabzonspor, he is now showing exactly what he’s capable of.
Liverpool have a good track record in the transfer market with Michael Edwards pulling the strings.
The latest signing of Diogo Jota, for example, has been a huge success for the champions.
With that in mind, it seems unlikely that too many people will be up in arms that Yazici wasn’t signed.
He is, however, busy showing at Lille exactly what he is capable of.
At 23 there is plenty of scope for him to improve and at £36 million Yazici could still be one for Liverpool to look at in the future.
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