Liverpool are in "advanced talks" for January signing and he's "the best in Europe"

As we all know, Liverpool need a new centre-back.

Joel Matip's injury has advanced the timeline to sign a replacement for the Cameroonian. Initially, he was set to be replaced in the summer when his contract expires.

Now, that could happen this month. The January transfer window presents the opportunity to sign someone like Goncalo Inacio.

The Reds are said to have submitted a bid to sign him although that hasn't been corroborated by more reliable sources closer to the club.

If Liverpool want to sign an even younger talent than the 22-year-old, they could proceed with reported "advanced" talks with Lille to sign Leny Yoro but the Ligue 1 club wants around £78M to release him.

According to Wyscout, Yoro is one of the best defenders in Europe despite his tender age of 18.

The French defender reportedly wins an astonishing 83.82% of his duels with an average of 4.24 per 90.

If that's not impressive enough, no defender in Europe's top five leagues has won more aerial duels than Yoro, including Virgil van Dijk. He wins 80% of his aerial duels with an average of 2.49 per 90. The best.

That said, van Dijk is once again setting records for how difficult he is to beat.

Data from WhoScored suggests that of the 353 players in Europe that have attempted 25+ tackles this season, only van Dijk has a 100% success rate.

That's simply ridiculous. To be doing that in the fast-paced Premier League defies reason.

Liverpool could do a lot worse than signing Yoro this month or in the summer transfer window.


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