Liverpool now keen on signing a player who dreams of playing in Premier League

Liverpool now keen on signing a player who dreams of playing in Premier League

Liverpool are facing a goalkeeping dilemma with Alisson Becker sidelined due to injury, sparking speculation about who will stand between the sticks and an interest in Setford.

Caoimhin Kelleher is the likely interim choice, but the long-term goalkeeper situation remains uncertain. The Reds are now reportedly eyeing 19-year-old Ajax goalkeeper Charlie Setford as a potential addition to their squad according to TeamTALK.

Competition for Young Talent

Liverpool are not alone in pursuing Setford’s promising talent. Arsenal, West Ham United, and Chelsea are also closely monitoring the young goalkeeper’s progress.

Born in the Netherlands to an English father and a Dutch mother, Setford dreams of playing in the Premier League and representing England, having already featured for the Three Lions’ U16’s and U18’s teams.

Premier League Dreams

In an interview, Setford expressed his aspirations, stating,

“I am at Ajax at the moment, and my focus is completely there. But the Premier League is the biggest league in the world, and eventually, I do want to make that step. That – and playing for England – are big dreams for me.”

Liverpool’s Youthful Approach

Liverpool have a track record of identifying and nurturing young talent, making Setford a potential target for the club’s future plans. While he hasn’t yet featured for Ajax’s senior side, the Reds may see him as a player with genuine potential for their first team.

Competition among Premier League Clubs

The competition for Setford’s signature is fierce, with Arsenal and Chelsea also expressing interest. Arsenal, potentially facing the departure of Aaron Ramsdale, sees Setford as a viable option to compete for the No.2 spot.

Liverpool’s Forward-Looking Strategy

Liverpool’s recent focus has been on building a team for the long-term future, with strategic signings in various positions.

The midfield and attack have been bolstered with young talents, and now attention is turning to the goalkeeping department.

Additional Transfer Gossip

According to Corriere dello Sport, Liverpool are reportedly tracking 19-year-old midfielder Bilal El Khannouss from Genk in Belgium.

The Moroccan international comes with a reasonable asking price of £16 million, attracting interest from Liverpool and Spurs.

Setford to Liverpool?

As Liverpool marks their one-year milestone since the extensive summer overhaul, the pursuit of young talents like Charlie Setford and Bilal El Khannouss reflects the club’s commitment to building a formidable team for the future.

The goalkeeping department, currently a topic of discussion, may soon see a new addition as the Reds continue their strategic approach in the transfer market.

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