AC Milan are set to face fresh competition from Liverpool in the race to sign emerging RB Salzburg talent Luka Sucic.
According to Sport Bild (h/t MilanNews.it), Liverpool have joined the race to sign Luca Sucic. The RB Salzburg starlet is considered one of the most talented players playing in Austria, with many expecting him to join a bigger team in the summer.
AC Milan have been keeping an eye on Sucic’s development for quite some time now. They are believed to be the frontrunners in the chase, but the involvement of Liverpool could make things tricky, as the Rossoneri look to land the young talent, who has been labelled as the heir to Luka Modric in his homeland.
Salzburg have been the talent factory of Europe in recent years, developing stars such as Erling Haaland, Dominik Szoboszlai and Karim Adeyemi among many others. Sucic is the latest in their pool of exciting talents that have thrived in the Austrian top flight lately.
A central midfielder by trade, Sucic was born in Austria but represents Croatia at the international level. He made his breakthrough last season, appearing in 17 league matches. But he has truly made an impact in the current season, racking up five goals and two assists in just 22 matches so far.
Sucic has impressed the onlookers with his technical brilliance and the ability to carry the ball into the final third, channelling the play style of a certain Luka Modric. His performances at RB Salzburg have not gone unnoticed either, with Liverpool joining the race to sign the 19-year-old this summer.
With Fulham starlet Fabio Carvalho already in the bag, Liverpool are eyeing further reinforcements in the creative department next season. While Sucic is not a number ten by trade, his addition to the club’s midfield unit could be beneficial given how the Reds appear reliant on ageing stars such as Thiago Alcantara and Jordan Henderson.
The Croat has shown tremendous potential in the Austrian Bundesliga. He has made his mark in the UEFA Champions League as well, notably helping his team qualify for the Round of 16 stage before they were ousted by Bayern.
The youngster could thrive at Anfield, given Jurgen Klopp’s ability to nurture young talents. But more importantly, he will be given the platform of becoming the face of the Liverpool midfield unit in the years to come, as the Reds brace themselves for a smooth transition in the near future.