Liverpool and Manchester City have both been linked with a move for Wolves winger Adama Traore.
According to the Sunday Times, Wolves have slapped a £135million price tag on the head of their attacking powerhouse, who is under contract until 2023.
With spending likely to be limited in the summer window, Liverpool in particular look highly unlikely to make a move for Traore.
But Jurgen Klopp is a known admirer and could push for the Premier League champions to break the bank to add to his wealth of attacking options.
Whilst he comes with a hefty price tag, the Reds know they would be getting a player with rare attributes in the form of his remarkable combination of pace, power and skill.
And comments made from one of his opponents earlier this season illustrated just how talented the former Barcelona youth player is.
Speaking after facing Traore, Newcastle full-back Jetro Willems claimed he can be harder to defend against than Cristiano Ronaldo in a clear indication of the headache he poses to defences.
"I have played against some very good players in my career, but no one quite as fast as Traore,' Willems said in the Northern Echo in January.
"He is unbelievable, definitely a beast. Not only is he incredibly fast, he is so, so strong as well.
"He's known as the fastest man in football and now I know that is true. I like to think I am quite fast too – at least I did before playing against him! That was something else.
"I have played against Ronaldo, who is fast, but not that fast. Of course, he is so skillful but sometimes that is easier than being up against someone with such incredible pace.”
It is clear a player of his attributes would give Liverpool’s attack a frightening new dimension.
But whether or not they are able to fund a move remains to be seen as a deal looks unlikely in the current climate.
“I'm completely happy with my squad, 100 per cent,” Klopp said this week. “I was last year when everybody asked us to sign him and him and him. Because of our reasons, we didn't do it. It's not that we didn't want to do it.
"We try to make right decisions constantly, but then Covid came and changed the situation again and not for the better – for all business in the world, not just football.
"It's not that we don't think we cannot improve, even on a transfer basis. We just do what is possible for us and what we are able to do.
"Other teams, if they invest then maybe they know more about the future, I don't know.”
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