Up and coming talent linked with Anfield move.
Liverpool are reportedly lining up a move for young Hungarian midfielder Vladimir Koman.
The 20-year-old left-sided player is on loan at Italian club Bari until the end of the season from Sampdoria, but the Reds are reportedly lining up a £4million bid for him.
Koman, who has a Ukrainian passport as well as a Hungarian one, has come off the bench during Bari’s last two Serie A games and admits it is an honour to be linked with Liverpool.
“This is an honour for me if the news about Liverpool is true,” he told Nemzeti Sport.
“This is a famous and giant club but at the moment I want to concentrate on getting regular first team football.
“I wouldn’t go there to sit on the bench. Getting into the starting 11 of Liverpool may be a bit early for me but so far I haven’t only thought about this possibility.
“I want to play football and a smaller club may be a more suitable choice for me.
“I have plenty of time as I am a young footballer. In Italy it’s difficult to get into the first team as a young player, I’ll see how I can deal with my chances at Bari.” (Sky Sports)
Rafa continues to consider future plans by eyeing up good youngsters plying their trade across Europe. Koman, an Under 21 international teammate of Krisztián Németh and Péter Gulácsi, ticks all the right boxes. An attack minded midfielder who shone at recent Under 20 World Cup and who is already playing top level football, currently on loan at newly promoted Serie A side Bari.
Getting players such as Koman at an early age may be the most cost effective way to build the club under the current financial restrictions that we appear to be under and whilst the left sided player may claim that he is keeping his mind on his current club and trying to get first team football, he would surely not hesitate to join the club if a bid was accepted by Sampdoria, who clearly do not appear to see the player as part of their future and would presumably jump at the chance of cashing in on the Hungarian.