Much like Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window, Liverpool have suddenly sprung to life on deadline day of the winter transfer window. The club is expected to finalise the signing of not only Ozan Kabak from Schalke, but also of Ben Davies from Preston North End.
Davies, born in England, has been at Preston throughout his career and has spent multiple spells out on loan to clubs like York City, Tranmere Rovers, Southport, Newport County and Fleetwood Town. He has now managed to become the best player in the Preston squad and is set to be given an opportunity to shine at the biggest club in the Premier League.
The quoted fee for the transfer is around €4 million (£2 million) in it’s entirety. The official confirmation from the club is expected to arrive shortly, considering there is not much time left for the window to slam shut.
The player’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season and Preston were at the risk of losing their prized asset for less than a bag of peanuts. Having linked with a move to Scottish club Rangers for a while, the sudden interest from Liverpool is a result of their realisation of the need for a centre-back.
The player’s medicals are scheduled to be held shortly, with Liverpool player Sepp van den Berg going the other direction on loan to Preston.