Transfer: Liverpool eying Spartak Moscow winger


Liverpool are eying a move for Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes in January, according to reports.

The Netherlands international is under consideration as the Reds draw up plans for their star winger Sadio Mane’s cover who will be heading off to the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal and Danny Ings’ long-term injury.

Mane could miss six key games for Liverpool in January and February, including vital Premier League clashes with Manchester United and Chelsea, and a potential EFL Cup semi-final.

As a result, Klopp has turned to Promes, the 24-year-old Netherlands international who has been in excellent form for Spartak this season.

As per the Liverpool Echo, Klopp is keeping his eyes on Promes since August as the Dutchman is standing out as truly newsworthy for his club Spartak Moscow this season scoring five goals and creating further six in ten matches. His heroic performance has moved Moscow to the top of the table as of now.

The German manager is keen to bolster his attacking options in the coming transfer window to make Liverpool stronger in the final third and Promes looks like the ideal backup for Liverpool’s potent attacking trident.

The Dutchman can play anywhere behind the striker but is most comfortable on the right wing. The Dutchman joined the Russian club in 2014 in an agreement worth £13 million from his previous club FC Twente. He has as of now amassed 36 goals and 19 assists in 74 appearances for Moscow. The winger also has achieved 14 caps with Dutch national team.

If Liverpool firm up their interest in Promes then securing a deal won’t be straightforward as the winger signed a new contract worth around £55,000 a week in August, after months of deliberation.

The Russian giants are highly unlikely to agree to a loan unless it’s with a view to a permanent transfer as they said to value Promes at £25 million. But he is certainly a talent worth considering in 2017.