Liverpool join race for Lille starlet Boubakary Soumare

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Liverpool ‘to compete with Real Madrid, Tottenham and Manchester United’ for the signing of Lille starlet Boubakary Soumare

  • Boubakary Soumare is wanted by a host of big European clubs 
  • The 20-year-old has expressed his intention to finish the season at Lille
  • But he has opened the door to a future move, alerting his suitors
  • Liverpool are the latest to show interest in the box-to-box midfielder 

Liverpool have joined the crowded field to sign Lille’s young starlet Boubakary Soumare.

The 20-year-old has admirers across Europe, with Manchester United, Chelsea , Tottenham, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Valencia all linked with a move. 

And according to French news outlet 10 Sport, European champions Liverpool have now entered the fray for the box-to-box midfielder.

Liverpool have joined the race to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare

Liverpool have joined the race to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare

Soumare has dampened speculation on a January move but he has revealed his intentions to leave the Ligue 1 club at some point in the near future.

‘Yes, of course,’ he told L’Equipe when asked if he wants to go. ‘I have already discussed with the coach. 

‘I told him very clearly. I have a very clear idea of ​​where I want to go in my career. I want to do a full season here, yes. 

‘I feel good, my team-mates are helping me. I know where I am today and that suits me.

Jose Mourinho's No 2 at Spurs, Joao Sacramento (right), has worked with Soumare at Lille

Jose Mourinho’s No 2 at Spurs, Joao Sacramento (right), has worked with Soumare at Lille

BOUBAKARY SOUMARE FACTFILE

Age: 20

Nationality: French 

Position: Defensive midfield

Appearances this season: 26

Goals this season: 0

Red cards this season: 2

‘It is not time to leave – I don’t want to leave with regrets.’

Soumare has made 26 appearances across the league and Champions League this season, and shone against Chelsea. 

Tottenham have reportedly made an offer for the youngster and hold a slight advantage in tempting him away from Lille.

Jose Mourinho’s assistant, Joao Sacramento, worked with him when he was a coach at the French club.

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