Red Bull Salzburg have put an asking price of £25m on striker Patson Daka, according to reports in the UK.
West Ham are thought to be the club most actively considering a bid for the Zambian international, but Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United have also been linked with the player in recent months.
Daka’s price tag has led to a debate among Reds supporters on Twitter, with some believing the Merseyside club should go after the 22-year-old, while others are not so sure:
I've always wanted this guy at anfield to give competition to firmino
— ZONA° (@Solomon_Piriye) January 11, 2021
Will they take Minamino back ?
— Eoin (@eoinmoran83) January 12, 2021
why are we going for an attacker?? we need a CB more then ever right now
— Reece (@ReeceOliver17) January 11, 2021
Absolutely pointless. We'll buy him not trust him, even when he's playing well and just waste a year or two of his career
— RadioLFC* (@Force22M) January 11, 2021
Sell Origi and get Daka in 🙌🏽🙌🏽
— clayton (@CWrighty93) January 11, 2021
Hes of to West Ham
— Wares_Marty? (@marty_wares) January 11, 2021
I beg, please🙏
— ShaqiriSquats (@ShaqiriSquats) January 11, 2021
Given the massive flops that are Naby, Werner and Taki I'd be staying away from Red Bull for a while. They seem to be very good at making average players look great.
— **CAPTAIN MOUSTACHE AND HIS MAGIC FLUTE (@MoustacheHis) January 11, 2021
Yes please 👍
— *Unbearable Funcrusher+ (@HSThompson61) January 11, 2021
Were Divock Origi to be sold this month then a bid for Daka would make a lot more sense. Currently, the Belgian is one of seven players that Liverpool have available to them who can play across the front three, along with Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane, Takumi Minamino and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Spending £25m on Daka would seem a luxury at the moment, with the more pressing need being at the other end of the pitch with the Reds having no fit centre-backs.