Liverpool Are The ‘Most Determined’ To Sign 4 Cap International Defender But 3 Other PL Clubs Are ‘In The Mix’

Liverpool are leading the race for Wolves left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, according to La Gazette Du Fennec.

The Algerian publication claims the Reds are the “most determined” team looking to secure the 22-year-old’s signature.

Ait-Nouri is believed to have been targeted on the recommendation of manager Jurgen Klopp, even though the German will be leaving Anfield at the end of the season

LGDF report that a “source close to the player” has told them that the Merseyside club hold the most serious interest in the French-born Algerian, who has been capped 4 times by his country.

Why are Liverpool targeting the fullback?

Andy Robertson has just turned 30 and the club are considering potential long-term successors for the Scotland captain.

With Ait-Nouri being eight years younger and already having a lot of experience in the Premier League, it makes sense that he would be on the list of replacements.

Ai-Nouri does have other suitors in England

LGDF claim that there are at least three other Premier League clubs “in the mix” to sign the defender. Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all said to be keeping tabs on him.

In United’s case, they are reportedly looking to replace Luke Shaw due to his injury problems, while City and Chelsea are seeking to improve their depth on the left-hand side of defence.

However, it does seem like Liverpool have made the most progress in talks. With Michael Edwards having been appointed, and Richard Hughes almost certain to take up the vacant sporting director role, the wheels can now begin to turn in terms of transfers.

The Reds usually like to get their business out of the way early in the summer. Regardless of who they hire as Klopp’s successor, the club are seemingly looking to step up their efforts on player recruitment.

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.