Liverpool should chase Kante on free transfer – Steve Nicol


Liverpool advised signing Chelsea midfielder Ngolo Kante on a free transfer this summer.

Frenchman will be out of contract this summer and his life hangs in balance at Stanford Bridge. He might end his seven-year run with the Blues.

Liverpool needs serious reinforcement in midfield. Speaking to ESPN FC, Liverpool legend Steve Nicol advised the Reds to sign Ngolo Kante.

“If I am a coach of the best team on the planet, and he’s [Kante] available, then I want to sign him,” “There are certain things that you take a chance on in football, and this is one of them”.

“You know exactly what you are getting when he is fit. You know you are getting a player, a gentleman and an experienced winner. He’s the whole package. The nicest guy in the world. Fantastic in the dressing room. You are getting everything.”

“The question is, the fitness side of it, but it’s worth a gamble. If I am Madrid, Man City, Liverpool, Barcelona, Bayern, or any of the so-called big guys. If this guy is on a free, then I am signing him.”

Kante’s age can be a vital factor. Now at 31, his body might fail to take the Premier League work rate. Liverpool wouldn’t want another aging midfielder prone to regular injuries.

Serious reinforcement is needed in Liverpool’s Midfield

Jude Bellingham looks like Liverpool’s long-term target but Reds also need other alternative signings in the summer.

Unlike Chelsea. Liverpool can’t and won’t just splash the cash at targets and see what clings to it.

Bellingham can’t be their only midfield solution as their problem runs further deep. Liverpool at least needs 3 new Midfielders for next season.

In the next transfer window, Reds need to be very sharp. Matheus Nunes looks like another suitable candidate for Liverpool this summer. Wolves man could cost upwards of £55m though, that’ll blow another hole in the budget.

If Kante fails to strike a new deal with Chelsea, Liverpool can sign the “World cup Winner” for a free transfer.

Kante can fix Liverpool’s open midfield. But as Graham Potter said earlier this season, “he can be ‘world-class’ . But he isn’t the player he was”[Football London].

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