Anfield director of football targets FC Twente youngster.
Liverpool’s director of football has earmarked a future move to sign Dutch striker Luuk de Jong after a series of scouting missions. The 21 year old has been a consistent performer for FC Twente and his displays have earned him a series of international call ups and a growing list of prospective suitors.
The powerfully built striker helped his side to a Dutch Eredivisie title in his first season at the club and this term he has matured into a more effective attacking weapon, notching up six goals in eight matches. The 6ft 2in Swiss born forward has been linked with interest from several clubs across Europe and is seen as a prospect with a bright future.
Though Liverpool have a formidable first choice strike pairing in Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll they do lack strength in depth in this department, especially after the sale of David N’Gog to Bolton. Kenny Dalglish brought in a short term solution to this problem by signing 32 year old Welshman Craig Bellamy.
De Jong is valued at around £10m and clearly having spent upwards of £100m in 2011 on new additions, such a price tag will not cause any problems for the Merseyside outfit. The young FC Twente man will no doubt be tempted by a high profile move where he would link up with his international colleague Dirk Kuyt.