Turkish outlet Fanatik claims that Liverpool are interested in signing Getafe striker Enes Unal as a replacement for Divock Origi. The Turkish striker left Manchester City in 2017, joining Villarreal for £12m (Guardian).
Unal, 24, is shining in Spanish football, having left Villarreal twice during his three-year spell, including a two-year loan spell at Valladolid. He only played 31 times for Villarreal and now he is at Getafe, where he is impressing.
Only five goals came to him last season, but this time he has 15 in 32 La Liga games. Such form has drawn the attention of Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp, who are looking for a substitute striker with Origi going free.
While Getafe is currently safe from relegation, it is just five points above the drop zone. Even if they remain at the top tier, Unal is likely to be tempted with a move to Anfield, even if they are now rivals with City.
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While he has been somewhat inconsistent in the past, Unal has shown this season that with the right style of play and confidence in him that he is the number one striker, he can score. He is second in the LaLiga ranking.
Only Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema sits ahead of Turkey’s ace. It’s a tricky act trying to find a replacement for a player in Origi, who only gets a rare substitute appearance and a cup start.
The Belgian has only made 17 appearances this season, culminating in under 600 minutes of football, compared to Unal, who has made almost four times that. But Liverpool is a tempting prospect.
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