Liverpool hoping to sign Macedonian international: A good option for Jürgen Klopp?

When it comes to the transfer market, Liverpool are simply one of the best in the business. According to multiple reports emanating from Turkey, Liverpool are hoping to sign Macedonian international midfielder Eljif Elmas.

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The Macedonia international joined Napoli from Fenerbahçe for a fee in the region of 16.2 million euros in July 2019. He is under contract until the summer of 2025.

The midfielder has found the back of the net on three occasions and picked up one assist in 20 matches for Napoli this season across various competitions.

He is considered to be the best midfielder in Macedonia. His record for Macedonia is also impressive. Elmas has scored nine goals in 46 matches for Macedonia at senior level.

Jürgen Klopp wants to sign a new midfielder and Elmas is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The Macedonian international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Klopp wants to target in the winter transfer window.

Liverpool will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the winter transfer window.

The former Rabotnicki midfielder is a traditional number ten who will add creativity and technique in the final third for Jürgen Klopp’s side. He will add a new dimension to Liverpool’s midfield.

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According to the report, “Napoli midfielder Eljif Elmas is interesting Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp has held a phone call with Eljif Elmas as Liverpool’s search for a midfielder intensifies. Journalist Ahmet Ercanlar claims the Reds manager told Elmas, 23, he would like him to join his squad at Anfield. The North Macedonia international joined Napoli from Fenerbahce in 2019 and his former club in Turkey would be entitled to some of the fee, should a transfer go through. Elmas has made almost 150 appearances for the Italian giants and helped them win the Coppa Italia in the 2019/20 season. However, he has found minutes harder to come by this season, potentially opening the door for him to move to Liverpool.”

Liverpool will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Napoli to the negotiating table. The Reds have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.

Napoli is eager to keep the midfielder beyond the current campaign, but the player may look to take the next step in his career.

Eljif Elmas ideal fit for Liverpool?

If Liverpool and Klopp are seriously considering a midfielder, Elmas could also prove to be a smart option.

As for the player, Liverpool could be a great place for him to grow as a footballer. They will be able to provide him with regular first-team football and he will be coached by a very good manager like Jürgen Klopp.

How strong that interest is and whether Liverpool will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Would Eljif Elmas be a good signing for Liverpool?

Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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