Leeds put off by Liverpool asking price for wantaway starlet

Date published: Friday 14th August 2020 1:57

Leeds United consider Liverpool’s asking price for Yasser Larouci too high, according to reports.

Larouci is one of three Liverpool players being chased by Leeds ahead of their return to the Premier League. The West Yorkshire side have also been linked with Divock Origi and Harry Wilson.

Larouci, 19, only has a year left on his contract at Anfield. The Premier League champions have just added more competition in his position at left-back with the signing of Kostas Tsimikas. Therefore, Larouci is likely to leave the club this summer.

Leeds have emerged as one of the main competitors for Larouci’s signature. Brentford, whom they beat to promotion, have also shown an interest.

However, Afrique Sports claim that Leeds are hesitant to pay the full asking price for Larouci. Liverpool are asking for £2m.

With the French-born Algerian yet to start a Premier League game, that price tag is proving slightly off-putting for Leeds. To date, Larouci has only featured in two FA Cup games for Liverpool’s first team.

Meanwhile, Marcelo Bielsa has outlined Brentford attacker Said Benrahma as his “priority” for the transfer window.

The Algerian has seen his price tag reduce recently, leading to claims Leeds could swoop for him.

LIVERPOOL TO INCLUDE KEY CLAUSES IN LAROUCI SALE

Reports last month revealed that Liverpool also wanted to include buyback and sell-on clauses for Larouci in any potential deal.

After “lengthy discussions”, the Merseyside giants have decided it would be best to let Larouci leave.

However, they want a substantial fee before allowing that to happen. And that’s not the only condition they have set before permitting his departure.

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