Jhon Duran, the next Suarez, could be signed by Liverpool.

Jhon Duran
Jhon Duran

Liverpool’s most important area for strengthening in the transfer market is unquestionably the center of the field, but that does not mean the club will not target the offensive front if the right, enticing opportunity arises

 Jhon Duran
Jhon Duran

And, according to reports from Italy (via the Liverpool Echo), MLS club Chicago Fire’s prodigious forward talent Jhon Duran has piqued the interest of Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, who is making a ‘concrete’ move for the player with the January transfer window now open

The teenager has only recently made his senior debut, but he has already impressed with a clinical edge and fearsome physicality that could lay the groundwork for an exemplary career as a striking phenomenon.

According to Calciomercato, a fee of around $21 million (£17.5 million) could be enough to entice him away from Fire’s clutches, and while the asking price may appear high for an unknown commodity on European soil, his dynamic skill set would be a welcome tool for any top outfit chasing success

“Liverpool are also making concrete moves for Duran, but the current offer is lower than Benfica’s,” Calciomercato reporter Raffaele Amato tweeted about the situation. Aston Villa is the biggest stumbling block for the Portuguese. Chicago hopes to collect 20 million euros

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Despite his young age, his all-encompassing aura on the pitch could pay dividends for Klopp as he looks to write a new chapter at Anfield and bring the club a talisman for the coming years who can emulate the success of coveted centre-forward Luis Suarez, who, like Duran, was an aggressive and complete attacker

Suarez joined Liverpool from AFC Ajax in 2012 for a fee of £22.7 million, and he went on to forge one of the Premier League’s most devastating careers, captivating fans and pundits alike with his blistering arsenal and innate knack for finding the back of the net from every distance and angle, scoring 69 goals and 39 assists in just 110 Premier League appearances

The “wonderkid,” as Tom Bogert calls him, has yet to be tested on the biggest stage, but he certainly has the ingredients to serve up a concoction of striking excellence, and with a cutting edge already visible from his brief time in the MLS, he could nurture his precocious abilities at one of the world’s most prominent outfits

His impressive Sofascore rating of 6.91 reflects his tenacity and all-around approach to his game, and with 2.2 shots per match, his peppering output is reminiscent of a former Liverpool red phenom who took the nation by storm


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