Anderlecht goal machine on Anfield radar.
Liverpool have been strongly linked with the signing of Anderlecht forward Dieumerci Mbokani, according to Inside Futbol.
Mbokani is having a brilliant season for Anderlecht, but did not set the world on fire at previous clubs Monaco and VfL Wolfsburg.
Still, this season the Congo international striker has scored 7 goals and supplied 4 assists in 15 appearances for the Belgian team this season, meaning he directly contributes to an Anderlecht goal on average every 123 minutes.
That compares favourably with the best players across Europe, although it should come with the caveat that his impressive form has come in the Belgian Jupiler League and UEFA Europa League.
Now his agent Fabio Baglio says he is ready for a big transfer to one of the biggest clubs in Europe, strongly hinting that a number of Premier League clubs are in the running.
“I never doubted him,” explained Baglio to Sudpresse.
“In Belgium, he’s standing head and shoulders above the rest and he knows this, but he won’t be complacent.
“People always mention his failure in France, but he ran into a coach that didn’t want to consider him.”
“His performances in recent weeks have increased the interest from big English clubs.
“When Dieumerci is ready, he’ll go abroad, but we won’t make the mistake of choosing a second-class club. He will go to a top team because he was born to play with the elite.”
“The price? I would say between €12M and €15M, but when I see that [Nabil] Dirar left for €6M (to Monaco. ed), I tell myself that Dieu is worth €15M to €20M.”