Liverpool is planning a summer raid for El Chadaille Bitshiabu of Paris Saint-Germain.
According to a report from the French website Le10 Sport, Bitshiabu is gaining a lot of attention.
Along with Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool is now interested in signing Bitshiabu this summer.
Manchester United are also interested, with both Liverpool and the Red Devils expressing strong interest in recent days.
Liverpool has been connected with a number of center-backs this summer, maybe due to the possibility of Joe Gomez leaving.
Bitshiabu is undoubtedly a player to watch in the future, but he has already made 10 Ligue 1 appearances this season at the age of 17.
Liverpool may regard Bitshiabu as a player who can eventually join Jurgen Klopp’s first squad and learn from Virgil van Dijk.
Add in the fact that Bitshiabu is a left-footed centre-back, which is quite popular in today’s game, and Liverpool may have uncovered a top prospect.
Who is El Chadaille Bitshiabu, a Liverpool target?
El Chadaille Bitshiabu began his career with Boulogne-Billancourt before joining PSG in 2017.
Bitshiabu, a 6ft 5in tall enormous defender, was almost 6ft tall at just 12 years old and appeared like an absolute behemoth in the PSG ranks.
Bitshiabu is so highly regarded that The Guardian nominated him to their NextGen series in September, which focuses on 60 of the world’s greatest young football players.
PSG must start retaining these players in the near future.
Mike Maignan, Christopher Nkunku, and Moussa Diaby have all progressed since coming through the ranks at PSG.
PSG has another defender joining this summer in Milan Skriniar, which could hurt Bitshiabu’s chances of making the first team.
Liverpool may be able to entice him away if they can sell him on the possibility of becoming a first-team player at Anfield in the coming years.