Liverpool seem to have found a new partner to match central defender Fairgil van Dijk.
Major media such as Britain’s ‘Express’ reported on the 24th (Korean time), ‘Director Jurgen Klopp has selected a central defender to play with Van Dijk. The possibility of recruitment is high,” he said.
The central defender Klopp is aiming for is Evan Ndica (24, Einracht Frankfurt), who also briefly experienced the French national team. Ndika will become a free agent (FA) after this season.
In this season’s German Bundesliga and the European Football Federation Champions League (UCL), evaluations were pouring in that individual skills were not bad. Especially in the case of UCL, he left a strong impression in the match against Tottenham Hotspur. It is an analysis that it was okay except for the regret of not being able to block Son Heung-min’s goal.
Ndika says she has made plans to leave Frankfurt at the end of the season. He has higher goals and he says he prefers to go and play for a league or UCL winning team.
Naturally, Liverpool, as well as Manchester United, Real Madrid FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, and AC Milan are said to have shown interest. Manchester United is currently looking at various candidates such as Ndika and Kim Min-jae (Napoli), judging that it will be difficult to lead a full season with the current system of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane.
Liverpool focused on signing a player to breathe with Van Dijk. In the meantime, Joel Matip, Joe Gomes, Fabinho, and Ibrahima Konate took turns working with Van Dijk, but never received a satisfactory evaluation.먹튀검증
In particular, recently, Pan Dayke, who is in his early 30s, tends to miss the space penetration of the opponent’s striker due to lack of mobility. A defender with good speed and anti-personnel defense should make up for Van Dijk’s weaknesses, and Ndika is considered to be a good fit.
However, it is also true that if Liverpool cannot secure the right to advance to the UCL, there will be difficulties in mobilizing funds and there will always be concerns that they will be pushed out of the Ndika recruitment match. This is why Man Utd, Real, and PSG are evaluated as having a little more advantage.
Also, Liverpool are heeding the voices that right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold needs reinforcements as his skills seesaw. If the force is strong, van Dijk’s search for a new partner may take time, or it may change its direction to ‘cost performance’.
Ndica’s market value is around 32 million euros (44.7 billion won). If Liverpool only set their sights on Ndika, it is a reasonable amount to sign. Liverpool is heading towards a time of contemplation over whether it is a rational choice or a so-called ‘panic buying’ that spends money roughly.