Sport Exclusive: Liverpool wants to enable Ozan Kabak's purchase option
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Liverpool have been tipped to sign two centre-backs this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to eradicate the team’s defensive issues. The Reds have suffered rotten luck in the centre-back department this season, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip all ruled out for the remainder of the campaign. It has left youngsters Nathaniel Phillips […]The Reds have suffered rotten luck in the centre-back department this season, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip all ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
Exclusive -is ready to draw the purchase option in the loan agreement of Ozan Kabak after being impressed by its development in recent months.
The Reds had followed Kabak a while and finally completed a loan agreement in January to oblige him for the injury-related decimated domestic defense.
As part of the deal, Liverpool paid a fee of around 1.7 million euros in advance and acted in the option to permanently oblige it for an additional 20 million euros in the summer. Sources have now been confirmed compared to 90min that Liverpool intends to activate this option.
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Speaking on the latest instalment of The Ornstein and Chapman Podcast, David Ornstein provided an update on Liverpool’s plans for on-loan defender Ozan Kabak this summer. The 21-year-old centre-back joined Jurgen Klopp’s men on loan with an option to buy from Bundesliga outfit Schalke in January following a string of serious injuries sustained throughout the […]The 21-year-old centre-back joined Jurgen Klopp’s men on loan with an option to buy from Bundesliga outfit Schalke in January following a string of serious injuries sustained throughout the Liverpool defence.
After a difficult start in Liverpool, Kabak has settled in and proved that he is ready for a firm place in the squad of Jürgen Klopp. The 21-year-old has so far completed nine missions in all competitions and impresses more and more from week to week.
, according to our information, Klopp is very satisfied with Kabak's development and has the feeling that the Turkish national player becomes more and better with more and more operating minutes, which led Liverpool is ready to commit Kabak.
next to Kabak is Liverpool in search of a second central defender to strengthen the shaky defense next season. It is not yet clear when Van Dijk and Gomez will be ready for regular commitments, and with the unclear future Matips, Liverpool has the feeling that another central defender would be a smart commitment.
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He has provided 11 goal contributions for his side this seasonCurrently eight points clear of nearest challengers Watford, the Canaries know that a continuation of their superb form will result in an immediate to the Premier League in May.
This uncertainty has caused Liverpool to complete a deal with Ben Davies in January, but the 25-year-old is not seen as a long-term option for defense of the Reds.
There is interest in Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, but as various reports confirm, a deal is not shortly before graduation and the Reds continues to check all options.
for Klopp is the most important thing in the next season Fabinho and Jordan Henderson not in the defense to rent. While both midfielder in this role have done a good job, the club officers believe that their absence in the center of the playing field has only aggravated the defensive problems this year.
Kabak's commitment has allowed Fabinho to return to the midfield of Liverpool. Klopp wants another defender to make sure the Brazilian will stay there next season.
Virals: Ozan Kabak compilation highlights defender's potential .
Ozan Kabak may have had his early detractors after some less than convincing opening displays following his arrival on loan from Schalke on deadline day. In part culpable for a horror mix up with Alisson Becker against Leicester City, almost since that exact moment the Turkish centre-back has grown into life in a Liverpool shirt. Having recently turned 21 years old, Kabak would seem to have bags of potential and the Reds could look to activate an £18m clause to make the switch permanent at the end of the season.