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Liverpool Transfer News: Jurgen Klopp’s last wish? Reds boss ‘recommends’ Arsenal & Man Utd target Rayan Ait-Nouri

Tom Weber

  • Updated: 12 Mar 2024 10:57 GMT
  • 4 min read
Mikel Arteta, Jurgen Klopp, Erik ten Hag

Jurgen Klopp has ‘recommended’ Liverpool sign Rayan Ait-Nouri, according to a report.

The Reds will be in for a major summer overhaul, not least because of Jurgen Klopp’s impending departure. Liverpool are in the process of establishing a new sporting structure with former director Michael Edwards, who will return to the club, at the helm and Bournemouth’s Richard Hughes expected to replace Jorg Schmadtke.

In addition to finding a new head coach, Hughes and Edwards will also have to strengthen Liverpool’s squad in the summer. Though the Reds are still in with a chance of winning a quadruple, their injury crisis this term has made it clear that reinforcements are needed in the upcoming transfer window.

Despite Jurgen Klopp departing the club, it seems he could still have a say in who the Reds will bring in.

Liverpool targets Pedro Neto and Rayan Ait-Nouri
© IMAGO – Liverpool targets Pedro Neto and Rayan Ait-Nouri

Klopp wants Ait-Nouri

At least that’s according to TEAMtalk, which reports that the German has ‘recommended’ Wolves left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri as a summer target. The French-born Algerian is keen on taking the next step in his career and joining an elite club.

The report echoes what FootballTransfers exclusively reported in January. We revealed that Ait-Nouri has admirers at Anfield, but that the Reds aren’t the only ones keeping tabs on the 22-year-old. Arsenal are interested as well, while the above-mentioned report reveals that Man Utd are also keen.

The Red Devils are targeting a new left-back for the summer in the wake of the injury problems suffered by Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia. Arsenal, meanwhile, could be in the market for a left-sided defender after FootballTransfers’ exclusive report that the Gunners are open to cashing in on Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Wolves would have considered selling Ait-Nouri in January for a fee in excess of £50 million (€58.5m), but it is not clear how much they will demand in the summer. The 22-year-old currently has an Estimated Transfer Value (ETV) of €14.6m.

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