Liverpool are reportedly looking to beat Premier League rivals Tottenham and Everton in their pursuit of Norwich City star Jacob Murphy.
The Daily Mirror are claiming that Liverpool are interested in Norwich City star Jacob Murphy. The 21-year-old has been attracting interest from a host of top Premier League clubs and it looks like Liverpool are devising a clever plan to beat Tottenham and Everton to the winger.
Jacob Murphy has come up through the ranks at Norwich City along with his brother Josh Murphy. The player, who is predominantly a right winger but is equally adept at playing on the left and as an attacking midfielder, had several loan spells in England on previous occasions but has been one of the stars for the Canaries in the present season.
The player has already recorded a great return of 5 goals and 5 assists in 21 Championship matches while adding 4 more goals in 3 appearances in the EFL Cup and the Johnstones Paint Trophy combined. The aforementioned numbers have seen Murphy being courted by a number of English Premier League clubs.
While Everton were one of the first clubs to be linked with a swoop for not only Jacob Murphy, but a double swoop for the 21-year-old and his twin brother Josh Murphy, Tottenham and Liverpool have also joined the fray for the forward.
Everton are in need of additions to their squad and Ronald Koeman has been looking at the lower tiers of English football, with Ademola Lookman already close to being a done deal and the in-form Jacob Murphy could present a great addition to the wide options for Koeman.
Tottenham have seen Moussa Sissoko fail to capture form since joining the North Londoners in the summer and are looking to add options for with Pochettino aiming to adjust with the potential rigours of the knockout phases of the Europa League.
Liverpool, though, have emerged as another suitor for Jacob Murphy and are planning a wise plan to defeat Everton and Tottenham in the pursuit of the 21-year-old. The Reds are planning to sign the player and loan him back to Norwich for the rest of the season, which could give them the edge over their competitors.
The player is in the final year of his Norwich deal and is unlikely to warrant a hefty transfer fee. Also, the proposition of a loan-back till the end of the season could either bring the price further down or hand Liverpool the lead in the transfer battle.
Who knows, we might soon see the England Under-20 international strut his stuff at Anfield from next season onwards.