Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interested in signing a winger and identified Croatian Marko Pjaca as a possible transfer target. However, the 21-year-old has set his sights on joining Serie A club AC Milan, thus dumping any chances of joining the Premier League.
Dinamo Zagreb winger Pjaca was seen by Klopp as a player who would be suitable plying his trade in the quick paced and physical nature of the Premier League. But, the player himself believes that his talent would be best utilized in the top division of Italian football. Zagreb wants a minimum of $27.62 million for the player and won’t indulge in any transfer dealings if an interested club doesn’t agree to pay the amount, according to GianlucaDiMarzio.com, via Calciomercato.
Pjaca featured recently in the Euro 2016 for Croatia where he impressed with his performances. Although he did not score any goal or manage any assists in the tournament, his play showed promise as a youngster and could develop into one of the best wingers in the world.
The winger perfected more than five dribbles in the tournament with 100% accuracy. 72 players attempted the feat, but only Joe Allen, Toni Kroos and Tamas Kadar along with Pjaca have managed to flawlessly execute it, according to WhoScored.com.
The man from Zagreb, Croatia would have fit in perfectly in the Liverpool setup, where Klopp needs a speedy winger to pair up with the top four. Neither Adam Lallana or Jordon Ibe has cemented their position in the squad yet and Pjaca could have been a brilliant addition to add strength to the squad.
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