Liverpool’s hunt for a left-back could shift to a player from possibly the most exciting side in Europe. Monaco were recently crowned as Ligue 1 Champions with Leonardo Jardim leading a young and attacking side to the title ahead of PSG.
There are a number of players who could be moving to bigger clubs in the summer, such as Kylian Mbappe, but Gianluca Di Marzio claims that we are also in the race to sign their 22-year-old defender Benjamin Mendy.
Our struggles in the left-back position are known to all with Alberto Moreno surely set to exit in the summer. That would leave us with just James Milner and Joe Gomez as players who could take up that role in the first team.
The problem being that both players aren’t natural left-backs, even though Milner has done incredibly good in that position this season.
The Italian journalist Di Marzio claims that Jurgen Klopp has made Mendy a priority signing as well and wants to solve the issue with the left-backs in defence.
The 22-year-old Mendy has played in 25 Ligue 1 games and has chipped in with five assists. The French youngster can also play as a left midfielder but it is his defensive work that has made Mendy another Monaco player that is highly rated.
It wouldn’t be a transfer rumour unless some other clubs were also involved and surprise, surprise, Manchester United and Chelsea want to sign the 22-year-old.
The Kop Times Verdict
Mendy is certainly a good player and will add quality to our team but his price point could be something that might scare us away. Monaco will not let go of their star players on the cheap and a bidding war is the last thing we want to get into.
Plus the fact that we have been linked with a number of other left-backs who have played in England makes Mendy a tough one to expect. The Frenchman is better than Andrew Robertson and Ryan Sessegnon (Liverpool Echo) but given our rather questionable transfer dealings in the past, Mendy would probably end up elsewhere rather than Merseyside.