Liverpool set for talks over £52m South American midfielder: report
Liverpool are set to enter discussions over a £52 million-rated defensive midfielder becoming a member of this membership this summer time.
The Reds are new blood for his or her midfield this season with the likes of James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita all approaching the expiry of their contracts, with gamers reminiscent of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho rising older. Trent Alexander-Arnold has performed as a sort of false midfielder in latest weeks, drifting into the centre of the pitch, although Jurgen Klopp has not prompt that this can be a momentary measure to fight the shortage of a prime possibility within the facet.
“Long run, we’ll see what we are able to do,” the German stated about Alexander-Arnold’s position in midfield (opens in new tab). “It is determined by the brand new gamers we usher in and who can play in numerous positions, that’s clear, however it fits him extraordinarily effectively.”
Klopp referencing new buys is attention-grabbing, provided that he has by no means beforehand seen Alexander-Arnold as an orthodox midfielder – that means that his latest feedback could possibly be referring to who the Reds carry on this summer time.
Ibrahima Konate has needed to work twice as arduous to cowl the area vacated by his right-back however now one report has claimed that Liverpool are planning on bringing in a defensive midfielder to assist stability the facet.
Brokers of Sporting midfielder Manuel Ugarte are set to talk to Liverpool over a transfer, in keeping with Portuguese outlet, File (opens in new tab). The 22-year-old has impressed in Europe this season in opposition to the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham and reportedly has a launch clause of £52m.
File says that although Sporting boss Ruben Amorim needs to retain the Uruguayan for his midfield, the Lisbon giants are prepared to barter with keen suitors for the participant.
A bodily midfielder who can play both deep or as a No.8, Ugarte may effectively be groomed for the Fabinho position, with extra inventive stars both facet.
Ugarte is valued at €25m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab).
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