Liverpool have been linked to a host of players for the upcoming January transfer window and will no doubt continue to be when the window shuts on 31st January. However earlier reports on a £25 million move for Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes seemed just another to add to the growing list linked with The Reds. However the Russian club have just give the biggest hint yet that a move to the #Premier League could be on the cards for the Dutchman.

Aleksandr Samedov

That is the name of city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow winger who has been confirmed as Spartak's new signing when the winter window opens. The Russian plays on the right wing, currently where Promes plays, making Samedov a direct replacement for the Dutchman.

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Several Russian television channels have reported Samedov's decision to sign for rivals Spartak Moscow and was confirmed by Russian #Football journalist Stefano Conforti. Who confirmed that Samedov's arrival will have a direct impact to Promes' future on his Twitter:

"Spartak are READY to sell Quincy Promes and that's why they've decided to sign Alexksandr Samedov from Loko. Huge news given by Match TV."

Already tipped to move to one of Europe's top five leagues, Promes will be a name that football fans will be getting used to in the coming month as he will surely be under intense speculation on a move away from Russia. As it stands #Liverpool are showing the most interest. Perhaps this was once just a rumour but I doubt that Spartak Moscow would seek out a replacement, if negotiations for Promes to leave the club hadn't already begun with another club.

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Premier League Sensation?

The 24-year-old has scored five goals and assisted seven times in the Russian Premier League so far this season. His flexibility along the front line fits the profile in which Jurgen Klopp looks for in his attacking players. With the pace to track back, he could potentially become a big name for Liverpool and would represent another success in Klopp's transfer strategy. Taking another promising and considerably unknown player and turning Promes into a world class talent. Fenway Sports Group would definitely match any valuation that Spartak have if the player is someone that Klopp wants to aid his side's push for a top four finish. With FSG already sanctioning big money moves for Sadio Mane (whose AFCON participation is prompting Klopp's January transfer strategy) and Georgino Wijnaldum.

There is clearly belief that Klopp will succeed at Liverpool and John Henry is willing to put up the money for the German to build a side capable of winning their first Premier League title and challenge in Europe. The transfer activity at Spartak Moscow doesn't necessarily guarantee that Promes will become a Liverpool player, but it does sugggest that he will be leaving Russia and it will be interesting to see if Merseyside does become his next destination.