Liverpool are reportedly scouting Zenit Saint Petersburg striker, Sardar Azmoun even after making promises to their young prospect, Rhian Brewster.
News from Russia media outlets claim that Reds have returned for the 24-year-old after previously drawing linked to him.
“There were talks of Liverpool having expressed an interest in me during the past winter transfer window,” Azmoun said in 2017. “However, I did not feel the time to move was right. I would have ended up playing a few games and then spent a great deal of time on the bench as Liverpool were only looking to fill a void for a particular part of their season.
“I want to move to a big club to develop as a player and therefore I will time the move with great precision. I am sure I will be playing for a top European club in the near future.”
Azmoun, who is nicknamed the ‘Iranian Messi’, has been in sublime form this past season. He collected 14 goals and 3 assists in just 17 appearances and was subjected to interest from the Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The forward instead chose to sign with Zenit for £10.5m in February. The question lies on whether Liverpool will act on their immediate interests.
So far, it has been a low-action transfer window for the Reds, despite them winning the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp has also assured Brewster that he will have an important role in the team next season.
Azmoun might not be the necessary transfer that Liverpool need to make right now. The Anfield-based outfit are in for more need of backup fullbacks on both the right and left.