Liverpool are being linked with a move for 18-year old midfielder Daniel Amartey according to reports on Sky Sports.
The Ghanaian is currently playing for Swedish side Djurgardens and has attracted interest from several teams in Europe.
Amartey was asked about a potential move to England and he told Skysports.com: “I’ve always dreamt of playing in the same league as my hero Michael Essien.”
Patrick Moerk, who is Amartey’s agent, believes that Amartey is destined for great heights in the game.
“There are big clubs interested,” he told Fotbollskanalen.se.
“The last time I experienced something similar was with (CSKA Moscow midfielder) Rasmus Elm.
“But Amartey is only 18 years old, and has impressed as a defensive midfielder and central midfielder.”
Liverpool currently have a wealth of talent in central defence so any move for Amartey could suggest that the Reds want to groom him into being a defensive midfielder which is a position the club needs strengthening in.
Currently Lucas Leiva is the only recognised defensive midfielder and he plays such an important role in Liverpool’s tactics that it is surprising there is not another backup player. Joe Allen is earmarked as the backup for Lucas but that is not his natural position.
It would be a great and wise opportunity for Amartey to join Liverpool as he would certainly get opportunities early on to play some games in central midfield and with him only being 18-years old he could go on and become the rock of the side for many years to come.