Liverpool have been rebuffed in their €20 million attempt to sign Torino winger Wilfried Singo, who is also courted by AC Milan.
According to Tuttosport, Liverpool have faced a blow in their pursuit of Wilfried Singo. The Torino winger has emerged as the latest player to be linked with a move to Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp keen on bolstering his attacking options in the upcoming summer transfer window.
However, the report suggests that Torino have rejected Liverpool’s €20 million bid to sign Singo. It appears the Italian outfit has no interest in offloading their star player just yet and wants to build their future around him. The Bulls are also wary of another star player in Bremer being courted by the Reds, so they are unwilling to lose multiple players in the summer.
Singo has been a key player for Torino for a little over six months, having initially made his breakthrough during the early stages of the campaign. Although his tally of just one goal and three assists are not enough to raise too many eyebrows, his contributions on the pitch have been far greater.
Indeed, the 20-year-old has impressed the onlookers with his ability to drift past defenders at ease, coupled with a box to trickery that makes him an unpredictable attacking outlet. However, what makes Singo such an appealing target for Liverpool is his physically astute nature.
Standing at a towering 1.90m, Singo is unusually tall for a winger. And while it does affect his movements, it also gives him an upper hand in physical duels, making it very difficult for defenders to shrug the ball off him. Liverpool believe this trait could come in handy in the physique-oriented gameplay in the Premier League.
At the age of 20, the Torino winger also has time on his side, meaning he can always improve as an attacker, especially under the leadership of Jurgen Klopp, who has rejuvenated a host of players in the past including Mohamed Salah, Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson among many others.
Unfortunately, Salah is facing an uncertain future at the club following a disastrous title defence in the Premier League. The Reds also lack quality depth in the attacking unit, which was evident by their struggles during Diogo Jota’s absence through injuries.
Singo, in that regard, should turn out to be an ideal man to offer back-up for the first-team attackers. He could also prove to a potential replacement for Divock Origi, who has been linked with a move away from Anfield after struggling with a lack of game-time over the past couple of years.