Liverpool’s transfer strategy for the upcoming summer window appears to be rooted in youth.
With the Reds passing up the chance to secure RB Leipzig marksman Timo Werner, many were left scratching their heads as to how Jurgen Klopp will go about strengthening his side for the seasons to come.
German international Werner is a man in demand, and has a release clause which, at a touch under £50m, is somewhat of a bargain in today’s market – especially when you consider Newcastle and West Ham shelled £45m on Joelinton and Sebastien Haller respectively.
Now it seems as if Premier League rivals Chelsea will take advantage of Liverpool’s reluctance.
Werner has smashed 32 goals in 45 appearances for club and country this season, and although only 24 years of age, is an elder statesman in comparison to the talent Liverpool have been regularly linked with in recent weeks.
The latest starlets to have a move talked up come in the form of teenage Turkish players Ravil Tagir and Burak Ince.
Both ply their trade at second division Altinordu F.K., and according to local press, are in talks with Liverpool over a potential transfer.
Tagir is a left-footed 17-year-old centre back, and 16-year-old Ince, no relation to former Reds man Paul, is an exciting attacking midfielder.
As picked up by website Sport Witness, Turkish newspaper Yeni Asir claim that if the Reds are to secure the two teens, they will remain at Altinordu until they turn 18.