Danny Mills told Liverpool they should abandon their interest in Wolves winger Adama Traore in favor of launching a sensational approach for a Man City striker.
The top three Reds have been the envy of world football for the past few seasons, having led Jurgen Klopp’s team in the Champions League 2018 and 2019 consecutive finals.
The exploits of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, however, did not go unnoticed with Real Madrid would have made the latter of the trio a “prime target” for the summer.
Liverpool are naturally reluctant to let go of their Senegalese talisman, but as was the case with Philippe Coutinho in 2018, it can sometimes be difficult to deny the two Spanish giants when they come to call.
Central Germany Timo Werner was presented as a possible addition to the Liverpool team – either as a supplement or as a replacement Mane – while the power of the Wolves Adama Traoré was seen as a more direct alternative.
Traoré had a decisive season for the Nuno Espirito Santo team, scoring six goals and 10 assists in all competitions to accompany a huge game move.
However, the current pandit Danny Mills believes Liverpool should abandon any idea of signing Traore in favor of a successful approach for the Man City star Leroy Sane.
The 24-year-old German winger sometimes turned on the league during his career in the city, but apparently failed to convince Pep Guardiola to offer him a consistent series of starts once in form.
Although he is currently down with an ACL injury sustained in the Community Shield game in August, Sane’s future in the Etihad has received a lot of attention, as Bayern Munich noted admirers.
When asked if Traore would be a suitable replacement for Mane, Mills said FootballInsider: “Traoré is making a lot of headlines because of his pace and his power, but to get into a winning team, to replace someone like Mane or Salah – I don’t think he’s there yet.
“Someone like Leroy Sane – maybe. He is back from an injury and has been linked to a move recently and may be in excess of need.
“He is young, talented and experienced.
“It would be more realistic but I don’t know if Manchester City would sell to its rivals. “
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