Both West Ham and Liverpool sent scouts to watch the Bucharest derby between Dinamo and Steaua on Sunday, according to a report from Romanian media outlet Digisport.

The report doesn’t make it clear which players were being watched by the Hammers and the Reds.

Liverpool actually haven’t been linked with any of the players taking part in the match, unlike West Ham.

According to a report from the Daily Mail back in October last year, the Hammers were keen to sign Steaua winger Florinel Coman.

CFR Cluj v FCSB - Liga I

Florinel Coman (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images).

The 21-year-old has been likened to Kylian Mbappe by Steaua owner Gigi Becali (Daily Mail), who values the youngster at £16.6 million (GSP).

 

Coman is an incredibly exciting talent, and could be a real coup for whoever signs him. West Ham are clearly interested in the Romanian. But they will have to avoid the drop this season, if they are to have any chance of signing him in the summer.

Perhaps Liverpool’s scouts were looking at the Steaua starlet too. Who knows?

Spain v Romania - UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier

Florinel Coman (Photo by Carlos Sanchez Martinez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

He has been on fire this season, racking up 13 goals and nine assists in 31 games for his club (Transfermarkt).

The Premier League would obviously represent a huge step up in both quality and intensity for Coman.

But the Romanian has showed his outstanding potential over this past year. And would surely be worth the risk for either West Ham or Liverpool for just £16.6 million.

Have something to tell us about this article?