‘Not Excited By This At All’ ‘Olise Is Better’ Fans Not Happy As Liverpool Scout £43M Rated Belgian Ace

Liverpool have been scouting PSV Eindhoven winger Johan Bakayoko in recent months, according to Eindhovens Dagblad reporter Rik Elfrink.

The Dutch journalist says the Reds have been keeping an eye on the Belgian international, having last watched him in action against AZ Alkmaar in April.

Bakayoko is still a pretty raw young talent and fans on X are worried that the Merseyside club would be recruiting another player who is not the finished article:

How much would Bakayoko cost?

Elfrink says that PSV are looking to sell the 21-year-old for a fee that would exceed the €50m (£43m) that Liverpool paid for Cody Gakpo in January last year.

However, with Bakayoko closing in on the final two years of his contract at the Eredivisie champions, he could well be signed for less than that figure if a bidding war doesn’t happen.

What do Liverpool fans need to know about the Belgian?

Bakayoko spent spells in Club Brugge, KV Mechelen and Anderlecht’s youth teams before moving to PSV in 2019. He went on to make his senior debut for the Dutch club against NAC Breda in February 2022. Since then, the forward has established himself as a regular starter.

His performances this season (14 goals and 14 assists in 48 appearances) have attracted interest from English clubs. Reports in the Belgian media have previously mentioned Liverpool, Arsenal and Brentford as potential suitors.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.