AS Monaco have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Rennes star Paul-Georges Ntep, reports talkSPORT.
The 22-year-old wide man has played well for the Ligue 1 side this season, scoring nine goals and creating another five in 38 appearances. He also won a call up to the national team squad, but didn’t appear for the team while with the group. The winger’s lightning pace and exciting dribbling ability will also surely make him a hit wherever he moves to.
For Reds manager Brendan Rodgers this would be perfect. His side struggled this season with a lack of pace going forward. Raheem Sterling was fit throughout the campaign, but injuries to Daniel Sturridge and the departure of Luis Suarez left them short of the speed that took them to second last time round.
However, the Northern Irishman will now have to fight off the principality based side for Ntep’s signature. Apparently Monaco want to use the money from the potential sale of Radamel Falcao to fund a move for the forward, so any transfer could depend on Chelsea’s willingness to sign the Colombian.