Everton and Liverpool have joined a crowd of elite clubs battling to sign Polish prodigy Arkadiusz Milik.
The Ajax forward is already understood to have attracted interest from Arsenal, Leicester, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Bayern, Marseille and Lazio.
According to Seville regional newspaper Estadio Deportivo, the Merseyside pair are especially keen on the 22-year-old. Sevilla also want to sign the player, hence the Spanish interest, but will find it difficult because of the nature of the competition they face.
Estadio Deportivo continue to state that Serie A runners-up Napoli have already made a €15m bid for the Polish international.
Milik is the first choice of Sevilla director Monchi, which given his past recruits allows fans to trust his judgement.
With 21 goals in the Eredivisie this season for Milik, there’s a lot of enthusiasm surrounding Milik, and he’s made a smooth transition at international level too.
This could result in a bidding war for the player if all the aforementioned parties decide to step-up interest, something which suits Ajax in terms of making the decision easier as to whether to sell.
Milik has drawn comparisons with some of the best former Ajax strikers.
“Milik has a potential to develop into a top striker,” Ronald de Boer told Polish TV, “like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Luis Suarez before him.
“It depends on him. History teaches us that potential is not always fulfilled. Milik looks to be on the right path but, just like Zlatan, he has a lot of work ahead of him.”