Transfer News: Liverpool face Premier League competition in pursuit of Romain Saiss

The interest in Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Romain Saiss seems to be on a rise, with Liverpool facing competition from other Premier League clubs.

According to Tribal Football, Romain Saiss is on the radar of Liverpool. However, the report entails that Liverpool are not the only club chasing the Wolves midfielder, who is being tailed by a host of other Premier League clubs and the Reds must contend with others if they are to be successful in pursuit of the Moroccan.

Having plied his trade in France throughout his footballing career, Romain took a bold step in the summer of 2016 when he joined Wolves. And his gamble has been paying off multiple folds, with the player being a regular for the club. The present season has seen the 27-year-old play an instrumental role in his club’s brilliant league record thus far.

Romain missed only one out of Wolves’ 18 games after earning a suspension for accumulation of yellow cards in the competition. And his performances have caught the eye of several clubs in the top tier of English football. Liverpool are one of the many clubs vying for the 27-year-old.

The Reds have been in search of a holding midfielder to add to the squad after the departure of Lucas Leiva. Emre Can has been unable to make much of a difference or add some steel to the backline, which has seen Klopp look to delve into the transfer market to add an anchor man or a deep lying playmaker to his setup at Anfield.

If the deal does go through, Saiss will become the third Moroccan to play for Liverpool, who have fielded Nabil El Zhar and Oussama Assaidi before. Also, Liverpool have seen their latest recruits hailing from the African continent – Joel Matip, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane – be highly successful and Saiss could join the list along with Naby Keita, who is due to arrive in the summer.

Liverpool, though, will have to fight off other Premier League clubs if they are to land Saiss, who is contracted to the club till 2020. To add to Liverpool’s woes, the Reds are unlikely to be able to entice the player with the prospect of Premier League football, with Wolves in a fantastic position to gain promotion come the end of the season.

A January deal for the 27-year-old seems highly unrealistic, especially with the player being a key cog in Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves squad. However, if and when Emre Can ends up leaving, we could see Liverpool attempt to nab Saiss, especially before other top clubs start to take note of the midfielder’s talent.

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