Reds reportedly interested in Lille OSC midfielder Boubakary Soumaré

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Liverpool is reported to be one of a number of clubs currently interested in acquiring the signature of Lille OSC’s midfielder Boubakary Soumaré.

French publication Le10Sport is claiming that Soumaré’s situation is currently being monitored by a number of clubs including AC Milan, Arsenal and Manchester United. Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin is also strongly linked with the French midfielder, according to the article.

Soumaré joined Lille OSC on a free transfer in 2017 after leaving Paris Saint-Germain. Last season, he started 15 Ligue 1 games for his club, making an additional five substitute appearances, as he slowly established himself in central midfield.

Standing at over six-feet tall, Soumaré offers a significant physical presence in the centre of the pitch, yet, still possesses a technical ability that belies his initial appearance. Soumaré looks to be a real driving force from midfield who isn’t afraid to take players on and break the lines.

It’s very possible that Jürgen Klopp and Michael Edwards view Soumaré as a possible back-up option if a deal for FC Bayern’s Thiago does not materialise.

Due to COVID-19 delays and the late start of the domestic season in the UK, the transfer window is open until Monday, October 5th.

Liverpool have already brought in Kostas Tsimikas as an extra left-back, adding squad depth in one area it was badly needed. It’s likely The Reds will add at least one more player to the squad before the October deadline. Most fans want that player to be Thiago, however, it’s certainly worth keeping tabs of players who may be worthy alternatives, such as Boubakary Soumaré.

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