Liverpool started negotiations with 24-year-old Bundesliga star

The Merseyside giants are reportedly keeping close tabs on a possible transfer deal for RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku after his fine form in the Bundesliga and the UCL.

The French attacker could be an ideal signing for the Reds at the moment due to the club’s shortage of options in attack after both Salah and Mane jetted off for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Nkunku looks like he’d make a fine fit for Liverpool, though one imagines a deal won’t be easy to get done as other big names have also been linked with him in the past. Arsenal have also been linked with the Frenchman, while there have also been rumours that he’s on Chelsea’s radar, and it would be great to see him in the PL.

The Reds are also known to be considering the likes of Jarrod Bowen, Raphinha and Arnaut Danjuma as options in attack, and the 24-year-old forward is another similar style of a footballer who looks like having a big future at the highest level.

Liverpool supporters will hope something can be done soon, but it’s not often we see the Merseyside giants splashing the cash in the middle of the season unless the deal is absolutely right for them, as we saw with Virgil van Dijk back in 2018.