Liverpool missed out chance to sign 22-year-old African forward

By | June 24, 2021

Leicester City are reportedly close to confirming the securing the services of Liverpool-linked Red Bull Salzburg forward Patson Daka.

According to reports in his native Zambia, the 22-year-old attacker held talks with the Merseyside Reds and fellow Premier League team West Ham before deciding to join the Foxes.

The promise of regular first-team football is what swayed Zambia international in the end, as per the Leicester Mercury, which is understandable.

With an ageing Foxes forward Jamie Vardy still very much a vital player for the 2016 Premier League holders, the need for a new, younger attacker is ever-growing.

The above report states Leicester struggled to get a deal over the line for Celtic centre-forward Odsonne Edouard and intensified their efforts to sign Daka.

Assuming the rumours, which stretch back months, were accurate and the Merseyside Reds were as keen as suggested, it’ll come as a blow to Jurgen Klopp and co. – with the Reds also clearly in need of fresh offensive options.

Roberto Firmino has struggled to found bet of the net for Liverpool last season and Jurgen Klopp needs to improve his squad in order to challenge Man City for the Premier League title.