According to a report from Liverpool Echo, Fabrizio Romano has stated that Manu Kone is a potential player of interest for Liverpool to keep an eye on. In a conversation with Caught Offside, Romano stated, “Manu Kone could also be one to watch in January as it’s not true that he’s signed a new contract with Borussia Monchengladbach, despite reports elsewhere.”
“Kone’s current contract is valid until 2026, but he could leave in 2024. We’ll have to see what happens, though, because at the moment there are no contacts or negotiations ongoing with any other clubs, despite interest in him during the summer.”
Kone’s Campaign For Borussia Mönchengladbach Last Season
Kone had a satisfactory campaign in the Bundesliga, showcasing a series of impressive performances in the heart of Monchengladbach’s midfield. The young French talent contributed significantly, scoring one goal and providing one assist in 31 appearances for the German club across various competitions last season before suffering a knee injury in the U21 Euro qualifiers.
Nonetheless, the 22-year-old, demonstrated his capabilities as a valuable presence in midfield in the last campaign. He maintained a strong statistical record, averaging 2.5 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 0.7 clearances, 0.9 shots, 0.7 key passes, and 1.9 successful dribbles per 90 minutes in the Bundesliga. Furthermore, he excelled in his ability to distribute possession from the midfield, achieving an impressive 87.3% completion rate for his passes in the German top-flight (statistics sourced from whoscored).
Should Klopp Bring Him To Liverpool Next Summer?
Manu Kone is a name that has been buzzing around European football, particularly after his impressive displays in the Bundesliga for Borussia Monchengladbach. At just 22 years of age, Kone has showcased his immense potential in the heart of Monchengladbach’s midfield. His versatility and all-round midfield abilities have captured the attention of football enthusiasts worldwide.
Jurgen Klopp’s high-intensity pressing game and relentless attacking approach have been the pillars of Liverpool’s success in recent years. However, to maintain their competitive edge, it’s crucial for Klopp to keep evolving and strengthening his squad. Adding a player like Kone to the mix could provide a new dimension to Liverpool’s midfield.
Of course, Liverpool would face competition for Kone’s signature. Other clubs, like Juventus, have previously shown interest in the French midfielder. Therefore, Klopp and Liverpool would need to make a convincing case for Kone to choose Anfield as his next destination.
Additionally, the financial aspects of any transfer should be considered. While Kone’s potential transfer fee is yet to be finalized, it’s essential for the Reds to weigh the cost against the expected benefits and the long-term impact on the squad.