Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Will Howe raid Liverpool's young stars again?

There has been a lot of rumour about AFCB being interested in signing both Ryan Kent and Joe Gomez from Liverpool this summer. The moves would not break the bank and would bring in more youthful members to the squad. Ryan is a member of the England U20 and Joe has played for the England U21 team so the opportunity to work with future English players is certainly something that Howe is thinking about if these signings come off.

While Ryan Kent has been playing his football in the Championship with Barnsley, he is probably ready to try and join a team where he would get games in the Premier League. The winger is not a big goal scorer yet, but he scored a memorable goal against Leeds Utd with a great turn and powerful shot that has been noted.

Joe Gomez has not had much of a chance to get his Liverpool career get going having signed from Charlton and become injured when playing for England's U21, but he has made three appearances for Liverpool this season and it would be more of a surprise if he came to AFCB in the footsteps of Brad Smith who has not yet made it as a regular starter at the Cherries. Whether this means that Brad could be on his way out is not yet clear, but if Howe has not been impressed enough this season with Brad Smith and sees more potential with Gomez then perhaps he will have put the Brad Smith signing down to experience.

It is intriguing whether Jurgen Klopp has had many conversations with Howe and the Cherries, but there does seem to be deals to be had, and if Howe is looking in that direction he may yet watch the progress of Danny Ings ,who is still recovering from his cruciate ligament injury, but may be back in action early next season.

1 comment:

  1. Haha are ye deluded or what.. not break the bank? Joe Gomez is one of the stars of the future. just signed a new 5 year deal and there is NO chance if yee signing him on anything other then a loan deal.. the club would command a fee well in excess of what you paid us for Ibe if he was to go as Gomez has way more potential.. Klopp sees him as one of the best young defenders in Europe. he hasn't played this season as he was coming back form an ACL is all..the signing of Ings would also need ye to shell out 15 mill easily