Patson Daka, a Zambian forward who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, has been left out of Zambia’s team to face Senegal, Benin, and Sudan.
Following their contract to recruit Ibra Konate from RB Leipzig, the Reds are reportedly preparing to make their move for the forward public in the coming days, according to a report.
He scored 34 goals and assisted 12 in 42 appearances in all competitions this season, and if he can match that at Liverpool, he’ll be a smash.
Prior to the news that Liverpool were closing in on Daka, Zambian Football reported that West Ham were in pole position to sign the forward for a cost of around £25 million.
If the 22-year-old has to choose between Liverpool and West Ham, it will be a difficult decision for him to make, and it may come down to game time for a player who played 42 games for RB Salzburg this season.
His game time at Liverpool may be cut in half because he’d be fighting for it with world-class players like Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, and while this could help the Reds’ current players improve, it may mean Daka only starts around 20 games.
West Ham will be able to give the Zambian European football in the 2021/22 season because they are in the Europa League.
Jurgen Klopp can promise more money, Champions League football, and the possibility to win the world’s biggest titles, but he can’t guarantee a starting spot to a player who deserves it.
If Liverpool can’t afford Jadon Sancho this summer and want to wait until next season to get Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland, signing Daka for a relatively inexpensive fee of £25 million could be the way to go.
To mention a few, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Andy Robertson. Supporters have learned not to challenge the German and his brilliant sporting director, Michael Edwards, because they are almost always correct.