Liverpool have had an excellent start to the season, but Jurgen Klopp could be looking to bolster the squad in January. Now, Inter Milan and France midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia has been linked with a move to Anfield.
Kondogbia was one of the marquee signings made by former manager Roberto Mancini. The Italian manager convinced the 23-year-old to reject Premier League giants Arsenal and join Inter, with the Milan club paying Monaco £25 million for his services.
However, new manager Frank de Boer doesn’t rate the central midfielder as highly as his predecessor. Kondogbia’s last appearance for the Nerazzuri came against Bologna last week and he made a huge error which led to a goal.
The Frenchman was brought off minutes later and De Boer was very critical of him after the match.
“We already talked about this and he makes the same mistakes often,” the Inter manager told Italian channel Mediaset.
“We cannot accept that from players when we’ve told them many times already. I told him this morning, so if he doesn’t want to listen, then what can I do? It’s not the first time we’ve discussed it.”
Reports have since emerged that Inter are willing to let Kondogbia leave on loan for the rest of the season and a move to Liverpool is a strong possibility, according to Italian outlet Webcalcio. The report claims that Inter want him to play regular football and regain his self confidence.
The 23-year-old Frenchman has excellent ability on the ball and he could excel in a deep-lying play-maker role. He has been highly rated by scouts and pundits since his days at Monaco, but his poor form means Klopp and Liverpool would be taking a big gamble by signing him.
The Reds are currently in top form and firing on all fronts. They already have a power-packed midfield with the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and Emre Can all fighting for first team spots.
In the current situation, it is difficult to see Kondogbia breaking into the first team. However, it remains to be seen how things play out in the coming months. Injury woes and poor form could cause the Reds to falter and in that case a clever signing could make all the difference.