Liverpool will reportedly look to bring in Egypt international Ramadan Sobhi in a £15 million summer move in a shock rumour.
According to an exclusive report from TeamTalk, Liverpool will look to bring in Ramadan Sobhi from Stoke City in the summer to keep Mohamed Salah happy at Anfield. The Reds are looking to seal a £15 million summer deal to unite Salah with his compatriot at the club.
Ramadan Sobhi arrived in the Premier League amidst much expectation. Not many had heard of the Egyptian when he arrived at Stoke City from El Ahly – one of the best teams back in his home nation. Sobhi was talked up a lot by then manager of Stoke City – Mark Hughes.
But, the Potters have endured a tumultuous season so far and while Ramadan Sobhi has been a constant feature within the team, he has not made the kind of impact he would have liked to in his maiden season in the Premier League – 2 goals in 19 Premier League appearances is very modest for a player aiming for the top.
The 21-year-old has also struggled to get starts under his belt, especially under new manager Paul Lambert, with majority of his league appearances coming from the bench, something that is far from ideal for the speedster.
But, things could change rapidly, and for the positive, come summer for Sobhi, if the report from TeamTalk is to be believed. The report states that Liverpool are aware of the interest that Mohamed Salah’s prodigious form is generating, with the Egyptian being linked to a record move to the likes of PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid among other clubs.
Thus, apart from reports of Liverpool considering a new contract offer for Salah, the Reds are also looking to bring in Ramadan Sobhi – Salah’s compatriot – to keep the Egyptian happy at Anfield.
For Sobhi, the move would be a boon, with Stoke City embroiled in a relegation battle. While Liverpool might not be able to provide him with regular first-team football, Sobhi will surely be a squad rotation option, considering the fact that Liverpool have been looking towards Thomas Lemar as a potential addition in the summer transfer window.
Liverpool will have a cheaper alternative to Lemar while the move could work wonders for the club, with Sobhi also a speedster a-la Salah and having more similarity in traits to his Egyptian compatriot.
Sobhi will be available for around £15 million, an amount Liverpool would gladly spend if it means keeping their superstar happy while also reinforcing their squad. A transfer that is very likely to happen, if Liverpool do make up their mind.