Liverpool Sets Sights on Schalke Prodigy Ouedraogo
As the transfer season hovers, clubs are scouting for potential stars to enrich their squads. At the heart of this is Liverpool, known for their keen eye for young talent, now turning their attention to Schalke’s teenage sensation, Assan Ouedraogo.
Premier League Giants Eye Schalke Teenager
The 17-year-old central midfielder has dazzled onlookers with his performances in the Bundesliga2 this season. Sources close to the club have confirmed that Liverpool is not the only Premier League club following Ouedraogo’s trajectory. Everton and Brighton have joined the race, recognising the raw talent and potential in the young German U18 international.
German Top-Flight Future Beckons for Ouedraogo
While interest from the UK intensifies, Ouedraogo hasn’t gone unnoticed in his homeland. Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig express keen interest, seeing him as a valuable addition for their leap into the German top-flight. It’s clear that the midfielder’s impactful performances have resonated well beyond Schalke’s immediate surroundings.
AC Milan in the Fray for Ouedraogo’s Signature
It’s not just a domestic tussle, as Serie A’s AC Milan have also registered their interest. The Italian outfit is understood to have initiated discussions regarding a potential transfer, marking the beginning of what could be a trans-European tug-of-war for the Schalke youngster’s services.
The Rising Price Tag of Schalke’s Young Gem
Currently, under a development contract, Ouedraogo’s growing appeal is reflected in his valuation. Estimates suggest figures in the range of £10m-£15m, indicative of his perceived potential. The real game begins on May 9, 2024, when he turns 18, and his contract morphs into a professional one, a significant milestone that will undoubtedly intensify the scramble amongst Europe’s elite.