Former Liverpool legend, Steve McManaman has suggested that Bukayo Saka is not up to the level of Andrew Robertson and will seat on the bench should he make a move to Liverpool.
Saka, 18, has reportedly emerged as a shocking transfer target for the league leaders and Manchester United following his impressive display for the Gunners this season.
Saka and Arsenal are yet to reach new agreement over a deal and other clubs are said to be ready to snap him up, should he failed to sign a new deal.
After his latest assist in the Gunners 1-0 win over Olympiakos in Thursday’s Europa League clash, McManaman was of full praises for the youngster but maintained he’s not as good as Robertson in his new adopted role.
“He looks like a really good player, but he’s incredibly young,” McManaman told HorseRacing.net.
“If he continues his development at left-back, then he’s not as good as Andy Robertson at the moment.
“If he does join Liverpool then he’s got a long wait and Liverpool already have a couple of young left-backs waiting in the wings who we’ve seen in the FA Cup this year, who would probably be on a par with Bukayo Saka at this moment in time.
“It all depends on numerous things such as economics and whether it’s a deal that Liverpool thinks is worth doing. They may think that it’s a deal not necessarily in need, but they may do it anyway,” he said.
Saka who is on the radar of English and Nigerian FA has 25 appearances for Arsenal this season, recording three goals and eight assists.
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