Lecce defender Patrick Dorgu has opened the door to joining Liverpool or Manchester City in future.
Earlier in June, the youngster’s representative confirmed interest from the Premier League duo and added that Liverpool have been watching him for some time. Jurgen Klopp’s side did not make an approach over the summer, but Dorgu has now opened the door to pursuing a bigger challenge elsewhere.
In an interview with Ekstra Bladet (page 40), the 18-year-old was asked about the interest from Liverpool and Man City. The left-back said that he is motivated when the big clubs look at him and he must be doing the right thing. He added that it is just a matter of time before the big teams could knocking.
He said: “I really just take it as motivation, that when the big teams look at me, it is because I am doing the right thing and must continue. Then it’s just a matter of time before the big teams come knocking.”
Liverpool could be a realistic destination for Dorgu
Dorgu joined Lecce’s Under-19 squad from Nordsjælland in July last year and made his first-team debut last month.
The youngster has made only six appearances for the Serie A outfit, but he could have a bright future ahead, considering the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City are keeping tabs on him.
So far, Dorgu has had a pass accuracy of 85% with 48% of his duels won. He has made four ball recoveries per outing.
His statistics are not exemplary at the moment and interested clubs may ideally want to monitor him over the entire campaign before considering an approach for his services next summer.
In our view, City may not compete for his signature unless they plan to loan him out to one of their sister clubs in Europe. The Cityzens already have Josko Gvardiol and Nathan Ake.
Liverpool, however, could be candidates to land him. The player’s agent confirmed that the Reds were keeping tabs, and Dorgu may have the opportunity to break into their future plans.
Andy Robertson is an undisputed starter at left-back but there is a place for a long-term successor despite Konstantinos Tsimikas putting pen-to-paper on a fresh contract earlier today.
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