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‘We Should Get Adama Traore Instead!’ ‘Not Sure About This’ Fans Question Reports Of £29m Approach For La Liga Speedster

‘We Should Get Adama Traore Instead!’ ‘Not Sure About This’ Fans Question Reports Of £29m Approach For La Liga Speedster

Liverpool made a bid of €35m (£29m) for Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze during the January transfer window, according to France Football. The 20-year-old, who is also interesting Manchester City and Chelsea, has been tracked by the Reds for a while.

However, their offer was reportedly rejected by Villarreal with his club demanding that the €65m (£55m) release clause should be paid for the Nigerian international.

This approach may well have come before the details were announced about the African Cup of Nations being switched back to January and many supporters on Twitter don’t think Chukwueze will now be a priority:

The extended AFCON tournament will run between January 9th and February 6th 2021, meaning Liverpool will be without their African stars for almost a month.

With Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita expected to be involved in the competition, it will leave the Reds without three of their key stars. Adding Chukwueze (who is reportedly being targeted as cover for Salah) would leave Liverpool without a fourth first-team player. I think it is fair to assume that the Merseyside club will move on to other targets.