Deal Close: Ligue 1 starlet could join Liverpool next month
Premier League giants, Liverpool have reportedly been sending scouts to keep tabs on Saint-Etienne wonderkid Saidou Sow.
The 19-year-old arrived at the Les Verts academy six years ago and has risen through the ranks to become a regular fixture of the first team under Pascal Dupraz.
Sow has already played 30 games for Saint-Etienne in all competitions, founding back of the net twice and providing one assist in the process, all of which came in the recently-ended Ligue 1 campaign.
The promising defender could not prevent Saint-Etienne from being relegated, though, as he did not play a single minute of his side’s two-legged playoff loss to Auxerre.
Sow’s emergence in the Verts side could therefore catch the attention of potential suitors, although the youthful defender stays under deal at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard until 2025.
According to L’Equipe, via InsideFutbol, the Merseyside Reds recently sent agents to keep track of Sow during the international break after a recommendation by Naby Keita.
Sow and Keita have spent time together in the Guinea setup since the latter earned his first national team call-up in 2020, and the Saint-Etienne man played the full 90 of last week’s 1-0 loss to Egypt.
Sow has now earned 11 caps for the Guinea national team, and Keita is believed to rate his compatriot highly after the starlet impressed against Mohamed Salah.
The Merseyside Reds bolstered their defensive ranks last summer with the acquisition of Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, however, English defender, Joe Gomez could head for the exit door this summer.
The Englishman only played a bit-part role in the 2021-22 campaign and has been rumoured with moves to the likes of Newcastle United and Aston Villa in the current window.
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