Liverpool have reportedly joined a group of Premier League clubs keeping tabs on exciting Coventry City midfielder Tom Bayliss.
The 20-year-old has been linked with a big move for the past few transfer windows but he could now see his dream become a reality with Aston Villa, Everton, West Ham United and, of course, the Reds vying for his signature.
According to Birmingham Live, those Premier League outfits have joined Villa in keeping tabs on the youngster’s situation and it’ll take £3million for Coventry to let him leave.
Bayliss made his first-team debut in December 2017, scoring in the opening few minutes and then being ever-present in the club’s League Two successful promotion campaign.
He’s been crucial again this season, tallying more than 40 games in League One and being the subject of two rejected bids from Derby County back in the January transfer window.
He’s an exciting talent and it’s going to be interesting to see where he ends up.
What does Tom Bayliss offer?
Plenty of potential
Aged just 20, Bayliss has already represented England at U-19 level, helped Coventry to League Two promotion and played more than 40 games for the club in League One.
A risk-free signing
It’s said that Bayliss would only cost suitors £3million to lure him away from Coventry which is obviously nothing to Liverpool, especially after the Champions League kitty.
A determined character
It was almost the end of the road for him in Coventry’s academy when he was 16 after a club meeting with his parents, but he dusted himself down and went on to captain the U-18 side.
Confidence on the ball
Bayliss likes to pick the ball up and drive at opponents from midfield, a valuable trait and clear sign of confidence at such a young age. He’s a character that would certainly be enticing for Jurgen Klopp.