Anfield side earmark move for adaptable Dutch international.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is reportedly a keen admirer of adaptable Ajax forward Siem de Jong and is preparing an exploratory advance for the 23 year old Dutch international.
The Anfield boss is prepared to use Moroccan international Oussama Assaidi as a makeweight in the deal with the young winger said to be unhappy with the lack of Premier League football he has been handed since his move to the Merseyside club from Heerenveen last summer.
Though Rodgers has brought in Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea this month he is still very aware that his side could well do with some extra quality in the final third and the former Swansea City boss has earmarked De Jong as a realistic target.
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De Jong moved to Ajax’s academy at the age of 16 from De Graafschap and is now in his sixth season in the Amsterdam side’s first team. His efforts over the past two seasons, scoring a total of 33 goals, have helped the club to back to back domestic titles and the forward may feel tempted by a possible move to the Premier League.
The Swiss born forward can also play in a withdrawn role behind a target man. De Jong is Ajax’s top scorer this term, having scored 11 goals in all competitions and given that Frank De Boer’s side have crashed out of the Champions League at the first hurdle and sit in third spot in the Eredivisie the one club man may be ready to consider a fresh option and could be tempted by a move to Liverpool.