Man City Hijack Liverpool's £85m Target for De Bruyne Replacement

Arne Slot's Liverpool faces a major blow as Man City moves to sign West Ham's Mohammed Kudus, the dream target for Klopp's successor

6/29/20241 min read

Liverpool's new manager Arne Slot is facing an early setback in his tenure as Manchester City look set to secure the signing of West Ham star Mohammed Kudus. Slot, who has recently taken over from Jurgen Klopp, identified Kudus as a crucial addition to his squad. The Ghanaian midfielder, highly regarded as a potential replacement for the departing Kevin De Bruyne, has expressed a desire to play alongside a Cityzens star, further complicating Liverpool's pursuit.

Slot, adjusting to his new role at Liverpool's Kirkby training complex, aims to strengthen the squad with a new left-sided center-back and a holding midfielder to fill the void left by Fabinho. Among his top targets is PSG's Manuel Ugarte, whose agent recently hinted at Liverpool's interest. Additionally, with Adrian returning to Real Betis and Caiomhin Kelleher pushing for an exit, Slot is also on the lookout for a new goalkeeper.

Liverpool's transfer challenges extend to their attack, with uncertainties surrounding Mo Salah's future. Slot's task of transforming the Reds into title contenders is further complicated by these potential departures and the need for significant reinforcements.