SHOCKING NEWS: Reported by Fabrizio Romano, ” I want him i have worked with him before and I know what he can bring to a team. He’s one of the players I need to kickstart my tenure”. Liverpool have emerged as an unexpected contender to recruit highly-rated midfielder from Benfica this summer. According to reports the club have submitted an official bid of €30m as the plan to bring him to anfield. The Reds need a midfielder who can play as a number 10 and contribute with goals and assists and he fits perfectly. Liverpool eye move for midfield star as Arne Slot’s first signing at the club.


On Monday, Liverpool ushered in a new chapter by appointing Arne Slot as the successor to Jurgen Klopp. With the transfer window approaching, the club is gearing up to restore their domestic and European dominance next season.

Turkish news outlet Footballwave has reported that Liverpool is now a surprising contender for Benfica’s highly-rated midfielder Orkun Kökcü. The 23-year-old Turkish international, who previously played under Slot at Feyenoord, has been making waves in Portugal.

Kökcü has attracted attention with his impressive performance at Benfica, tallying seven goals and eleven assists this season. Although Benfica invested a club record €25 million to sign him from Feyenoord just a year ago, he has since fallen out of favor with manager Roger Schmidt, making a summer exit likely.

Despite his primary role as a number ten, Kökcü is a versatile midfielder capable of playing in various positions. A potential reunion with Slot at Anfield is on the horizon as Kökcü seeks a new challenge away from the Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

One significant hurdle in this transfer could be Kökcü’s release clause, reportedly set at £128 million, posing a substantial financial commitment for Liverpool.

Slot’s interest in Kökcü is understandable. The midfielder was instrumental in Slot’s success at Feyenoord, where he played a key role in securing the club’s first league title in six years. Starting his tenure at Liverpool with a familiar and proven talent could be a strategic move for Slot.

Liverpool needs a creative midfielder who can function as a number ten, contributing goals and assists. Kökcü fits this profile perfectly, but the club will need to negotiate a feasible transfer fee to bring him to Anfield.

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