Liverpool considering £6.6m bid to snap up exciting Turkish duo

Date published: Monday 8th June 2020 7:52 - Jonny Whitfield

Liverpool are considering a £6.6million bid to sign exciting Turkish duo Ravil Tagir and Burak Ince, according to a report.

The pair play for Turkish second-tier side Altinordu and have made a combined 46 appearances this season.

Tagir, a 17-year-old defender, has made the most progress to date, playing 26 of 28 league games this term.

What’s more, he is also working his way through Turkey’s youth ranks, currently playing at Under-17 level.

Attacking midfielder Ince, meanwhile, is at Under-16 level on the international stage and he has been involved in four goals in 19 appearances this campaign.

According to Yeni Asir, Liverpool are considering a swoop for the pair for a combined price of €7.5million (£6.6million).

Negotiations between both clubs are reportedly underway and the Altinordu president has backed the pair to move to the Premier League.

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Sevit Mehment Ozkan said: “It is our first goal to watch the footballers we train in the Premier League.”

In any case, the players will be with Altinordu until they turn 18 and can acquire a work permit.


Liverpool have not spent big on a player since the signing of goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the summer of 2018.

Alongside signing Takumi Minamino, Adrian and Andy Longeran, Liverpool have spent the previous three transfer windows strengthening their youth ranks.

The Reds signed Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott last summer and they, along with fellow youngsters, had their chance to impress late last year in the EFL Cup clash with Aston Villa.

Former Under-23s coach Neil Critchley took charge as a youthful Liverpool side took centre stage, with the senior squad in Qatar for the Club World Cup.

Liverpool’s youngsters also shone to come back in a thriller against Arsenal earlier in the EFL Cup.

Midfielder Curtis Jones and full-back Neco Williams are two to have particularly impressed.

Indeed, Jones scored the winner against Everton in the third round of the FA Cup in January.

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