Liverpool can now ignore Mason Mount as scouts just eyed cheaper transfer option

Liverpool can now ignore Mason Mount as scouts just eyed cheaper transfer option


Liverpool has a distinct transfer objective for the summer. The midfielders needed by Jürgen Klopp’s team are at least two or three, and it is the responsibility of the recruitment staff to deliver them.

Mason Mount is one of the athletes who have been on the club’s radar. The Athletic reports that, similar to Jude Bellingham, Mount appears to be drifting away from the club, with the England international preferring a move to Manchester United.
Chelsea is rumored to be seeking a staggering $105m (£85m/€98m) for Mount’s services.

Erik ten Hag’s side can undoubtedly offer more financial incentives and pay closer to that amount. At this point, it appears that Liverpool has no reason to participate in a bidding war, particularly since there are likely cheaper alternatives available on the market.

In fact, club recruiters witnessed one of these cheaper options in action last weekend, when Liverpool officials attended the potentially title-deciding match between RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich. The victory for Leipzig has put Bellingham’s Dortmund team in the driver’s seat.

According to 90min, Liverpool scouts were keeping a close watch on Dani Olmo and Dominik Szoboszlai of RB Leipzig. Not for the first time, the latter was one of the stars of the show after scoring a penalty kick in the final minute to secure the victory.

Szoboszlai has contributed 22 goals from midfield for RB Leipzig in 44 games this season, and he is open to leaving the Red Bull club this summer.

According to Chronicle Live, he merely smiled and replied “next question” when asked about his future in the mixed zone.

Mount has had a disappointing season, whereas Szoboszlai’s release clause is set at $75 million (£60 million/€70 million). Szoboszlai’s form is superior to Mount’s, and he would be significantly less expensive to acquire.

This is a much more reasonable price for a player who is younger, in greater form, and could fit Klopp’s gegenpressing style just as well.

According to sources close to the player, he would prefer to play for a Champions League club, which would present a challenge for Liverpool. Next season, it is highly improbable that Klopp’s squad will qualify for Europe’s elite competition.

Newcastle United is also interested in his services and has qualified for the Champions League at the expense of Liverpool, but there is also interest from Spain and a number of other European clubs, which is hardly surprising given Szoboszlai’s extraordinary form this season.

A potential advantage for Liverpool is that Szoboszlai has praised Klopp in the past, referring to him as his “dream” manager.
Szoboszlai stated on the Csisztu Channel on YouTube in 2020, “I adore Klopp.”

“The type of individual he is. His ability to motivate his athletes is incredible. Even when they have nothing, his players can stand tall and accomplish anything. He is, in my opinion, the greatest manager in the world.”

Perhaps Klopp’s allure is sufficient to convince him to forego his desire to participate in the Champions League for one season.

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The likelihood that the Premier League will have five automatic spots next season makes it even more probable for Liverpool to return to Europe’s elite. If the Reds were successful, they would likely soon forget about Mount.

Liverpool can now ignore Mason Mount as scouts just eyed cheaper transfer option