Fabrizio Romano Issues Update on Liverpool’s Links With ‘Most Complete’ Midfielder

Seko Fofana

Liverpool could face major competition for the acquisition of France midfielder Seko Fofana, confirms Fabrizio Romano. The 27-year-old, who was a surprise inclusion in France’s World Cup squad, has been linked with a move to Anfield recently.

Liverpool Not in Advanced Position for Seko Fofana Signing

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The Reds could be in search of a new midfielder next year, after finding themselves short of options this time around due to injuries to Naby Keita and Arthur Melo. Both the midfielders are not expected to be a part of the squad, with Keita likely to leave on a free transfer and Arthur going back to Juventus after his loan spell is over.

Romano adds that it’s still too early to say whether Fofana will be going to Liverpool, or even their Premier League rivals Arsenal, who have also been linked with a move for him. The Frenchman recently changed his agents and is still assessing what can be done in 2023, as he’s likely to leave Ligue 1 side Lens.

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At this moment, nor Liverpool nor any other side are in advanced negotiations with the 27-year-old over a potential transfer next year. That means any Premier League club, or one from other leagues could sign him. Romano claims that around £34.9 million should be the amount the Reds or any other interested club will have to pay for him.

Fofana’s Impressive Journey to Make World Cup Squad

A year ago, not many could’ve envisioned a Lens player like Fofana being part of the defending champions’ World Cup squad. But the Frenchman has worked really hard and put in a lot of impressive performances in Ligue 1 to catch the eye of Didier Deschamps.

Regarded as the ‘most complete’ midfielder by Lens manager Franck Haise, the 27-year-old has scored two goals and provided as many assists in ten appearances for his side so far this season. Last season, the midfielder scored ten goals in all competitions and helped his side finish in seventh place in Ligue 1.

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Fofana, who has played for Manchester City and Fulham in the past, has come a long way to get where he is and developed into a hard-working, goal-scoring midfielder who is set to play in his first major international competition in Qatar. If he is able to produce some impressive performances in the World Cup, the 27-year-old’s stock will only soar further and make it more challenging for Liverpool – who could have new owners soon – to sign him.