Liverpool Plot £13.3m Raid For Midfielder After Months Of Scouting

Liverpool Plot £13.3m Raid For Midfielder After Months Of Scouting

According to journalist Gurler Akgun, Liverpool are plotting a raid for Besiktas and Turkey international Dorukhan Tokoz after months of scouting from Jurgen Klopp.

The beIN Sports Turkey journalist claims on his personal Twitter account that Liverpool have been watching the Turkish international for the last three months and that a £13.3million (€15million) move is being readied.

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The five-cap Turkish midfielder has been a backbone for his club since establishing himself in the starting XI, making 25 appearances for the Super Lig outfit which included missing just three league games since November.

At 23-years-old Tokuz will be looking for regular first team football and there are serious doubts over whether he is going to find that at Anfield.

The German boss already has loads of talent in the middle of the park, the likes of Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson backed up by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana and James Milner.

For the 23-year-old to play he would have to bring something different to what is already on the ground on Merseyside and right now one cannot see why Klopp would want another option to pick from.

Still, with months of scouting data on the Besiktas man, there must be something unique that Klopp sees in him.

Maybe he is considered as someone who can make an impact in a couple of years when the likes of Milner and possibly another one or two are have left.

It would likely mean a loan spell away and there will be some reluctance from the player to move without the promise of game time.

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It is an interesting move which poses a number of questions that will have to be answered before anything is signed off.

This article was most recently revised and updated 5 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.