Liverpool reportedly plotting raid for AFCON midfielder, AC Milan set to rival Reds

The Reds could be looking to bring in an international teammate of an Anfield favourite.

Olympiacos’ Guinean midfielder Aguibou Camara. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)Olympiacos’ Guinean midfielder Aguibou Camara. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Olympiacos’ Guinean midfielder Aguibou Camara. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Olympiacos’ Guinean midfielder Aguibou Camara.

According to an update from Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, the Reds have identified the promising 20-year-old as a potential transfer target, but could face competition for his signature.

AC Milan are also said to be keeping tabs on the player, who only joined the Greek side from Lille last summer.

Who is Aguibou Camara?

Camara is still in the fledgling stages of his career, but the 20-year-old is already showing plenty of promise.

After first moving to European football with Lille in 2019, the midfielder struggled to force his way into the first team picture in France, but has gone from strength to strength since completing a switch to Greece last year.

The youngster has hit four goals and four assists in 14 league outings so far this term, and has featured in both the Champions League and Europa League.

Camara is also an international teammate of current Liverpool star Naby Keita, and has amassed nine senior caps for Guinea already.

How likely are Liverpool to seal the deal?

You would have to imagine that should Liverpool choose to pursue a deal for Camara, they could complete one with relatively little fuss or expense.

The midfielder only cost Olympiacos around £270,000 last summer, and for all of his progress since, it’s hard to see how his price tag could have ballooned to unaffordable levels.

Of course, there are complicating factors in the form of reported interest of AC Milan and Manchester United, as per Fichajes, but again, there’s no reason to believe that the Reds couldn’t wrap this one up if they wanted to.

What are the fans saying?

Opinion on a potential deal for Camara looks to be relatively divided among Liverpool supporters.

On the one hand, several seem impressed by the midfielder’s potential and his similarity to compatriot Keita.

@callumlfc45 tweeted: “Took a look at this guy and plays so similar to Keita but a bit more robust”.

@AnfieldFlair tweeted: “Seems like a decent player. With the price tag it also seems low risk so we should go for it even if it’s just for squad depth”

On the other hand, some fans are of the belief that the Reds need to aim higher with their transfer ambitions.

@allezreds6 tweeted: “As if this is the best we can do”

@PatJunho tweeted: “Every time I’ve watched him (like 3 times lol) he’s been good, very active in all thirds of the field, but his decision making was shockingly bad”.

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