It is an open secret that Liverpool need to sign a midfielder.
The latest reports in England suggest that Liverpool are linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The Netherlands international joined Barcelona from Ajax for a fee in the region of 86 million euros in July 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2026.
He has featured in 13 matches this term, netting one goal in all competitions.
The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Netherlands. De Jong has also left his mark at the international stage after netting one goal in 44 senior appearances for the Netherlands national team.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Liverpool.
The Reds are looking to sign a midfielder and have identified the 25-year-old as potential transfer target.
Jürgen Klopp is a firm fan of Barcelona midfielder and Liverpool could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense. Klopp is a long term admirer of De Jong and believes he can get the most out of the Netherlands international.
Liverpool are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former Ajax man will offer the Liverpool boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Liverpool are in talks with the camp of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. ESPN says Liverpool have ‘initiated’ contact with De Jong as they weigh up a move for the Dutchman. De Jong had been the subject of persistent interest from Manchester United during the summer transfer window as new boss Erik Ten Hag looked to strike a reunion with the midfielder he enjoyed a thriving relationship with at Ajax. But the Reds have formed contact with the midfielder ahead of potentially trying to seal a move in the coming windows. The summer of 2023 is primed to be a big one at Anfield with the likes of Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara not getting any younger. While the futures of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita are still to be decided.”
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The English giants will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Frenkie de Jong to join the club.
Barcelona are preparing to sell their midfielder should they receive a massive offer for him.
Good signing for Liverpool?
Signing the 25-year-old would be a masterstroke from Jürgen Klopp.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Liverpool.
How strong that interest is and whether Liverpool will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.