Scout Report -Lukasz Teodorczyk
Liverpool and Everton – the Merseyside rivals are in search of a marksman for their upcoming campaign. They have scouted extensively in Belgian First Division last year and if reports from the Mirror are believed to be true, both the Merseysiders hold common interest in Anderlecht forward Lukasz Teodorczyk, who has a £10m price tag.
Liverpool have been frustrated by Daniel Sturridge’s consecutive injury concerns and are now open to listen to offers for the decorated Englishman. Romelu Lukaku, the Everton hitman, has already declined a new contract offer and is set to depart prior to next campaign. Both teams are looking to add to their firepower and Teodorczyk is being considered as a fitting resource due to his goal scoring instinct.
Teodorczyk, the 26-year old Polish international began his career for local outfit Polonia Warsaw and later with Lech Poznan where he won Ekstraklasa winners’ medal before joining Ukranian giants Dynamo Kyiv on a five-year deal. His first couple of seasons were injury-plagued, yet he maintained great goal-scoring record in limited appearances.
His promising form tempted Belgian outfit Anderlecht to bring him on loan for the 2016-17 season and the Polish striker scored 30 times in 53 appearances altogether and helped Anderlecht to clinch the league title. Teodorczyk’s impressive scoring run in UEFA Europa League earned him loads of praise and Anderlecht made his move permanent in March.
He has represented his country in youth ranks and has also appeared 12 times for Poland’s senior side netting 4 goals. He is highly regarded for his scoring instinct as well as aerial presence inside the box.
Both Liverpool and Everton are now trying to land the marksman who can prove to be a value-for-money signing in an inflated transfer market.
Jurgen Klopp, the current Reds boss, brought in a certain Robert Lewandowski from Lech Poznan, one of Teodorczyk’s previous clubs, during his realm as Borussia Dortmund gaffer. He eventually transformed Lewandowski into one of the world’s greatest strikers and the Reds fans should be optimistic about the move as Teodorczyk holds all qualities to become a top-notch number 9.
However, a place in prestigious UEFA Champions League competition will inspire the Reds to chase bigger names. Thus, a move for Teodorczyk looks extremely unlikely and the Toffees are currently a step ahead to acquire his services.