Liverpool in “pole position” to sign £50m ace

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According to journalist Abdel Hamad, Liverpool are “in pole position” to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers ace Rayan Ait Nouri this summer.

Liverpool players will return for pre-season next week and new manager Arne Slot will surely be excited to get stuck into his very own journey as the successor to Jurgen Klopp.

Indeed, the former Feyenoord boss will not have all of his squad back as many are competing in either Euro 2024 or Copa America at the moment but will have the opportunity to work with and get to know those who are not.

Although Slot made his debut at the AXA training ground last week and finally gave fans his opening interview as the new Liverpool boss, there has been no sign of serious recruitment taking place.

New sporting director Richard Hughes and returning operations director Michael Edwards have been tasked with the development and investment into the next chapter at Anfield, but so far it has been a slow start.

There have been several players linked with a move to the red side of Merseyside including Leny Yoro and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, but Liverpool are yet to commit to any new signings since the arrival of Slot.

Now it is being reported that Liverpool are “in pole position” to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers full-back Rayan Ait Nouri this summer. with journalist Abdel Hamad revealing on X:

“Rayan Ait Nouri will leave Wolves.”

“The left side is notably tracked by Chelsea, City and Liverpool.”

“For the moment Liverpool are in pole position on the file.”

Should Liverpool sign Rayan Ait Nouri?

There is no doubt that the addition of another attacking-minded wide player would be massively advantageous this summer for Liverpool, as last season’s attacking threat was abysmal at times.
Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah struggled to find the back of the net and were caught fumbling huge chances in front of goal on a number of occasions over the second half of the season.
Although not naturally a winger, Ait Nouri has been found on the wide left for the majority of Wolves’ first season under Gary O’Neil and has flourished in his adapted position so far.
Over 33 Premier League appearances, the 23-year-old – who is thought to have a £50m price tag – scored two goals, registered one assist and created three big chances, as well as averaging 4.1 ball recoveries, 2.2 tackles, 51.2 touches and 6.3 duels won in total per game, as per SofaScore.
While Ait Nouri isn’t prolific in his goal contributions, he could be a great asset for unlocking the current Liverpool attack by driving the ball forward and creating clear cut opportunities in front of goal for his teammates, as well as offering versatility by providing a back up option at left back too.
With that being said, it will be interesting to see if Liverpool do act upon their interest in Ait Nouri, as his diverse and unique skillset could be the missing piece in getting the attacking threat back on track next season.

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