The Reds are showing strong interest in Rodrigo De Paul.
Reports in the British and Italian media claim Liverpool are preparing move for Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul.
The 26-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Udinese spent 3 million euros to sign the Argentina international from Valencia in the summer of 2016. The 26-year-old has a valid contract with Udinese until June 2024.
The midfielder has banged in 5 goals and provided 5 assists in 25 matches this term on all fronts.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Argentina. As a member of Argentina national football team, De Paul won 19 caps.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Liverpool.
Jürgen Klopp wants to sign a new midfielder and De Paul is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Argentina international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Klopp wants to target in the summer transfer window.
The Reds will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
The Argentina international will offer the Liverpool boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report,”Liverpool are ready to take the next step in their pursuit of Rodrigo De Paul. The 26-year-old midfielder is seen as potential replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum. Udinese have publicly admitted they could lose De Paul this summer. They are seeking £30m for the Argentine, and Liverpool are preparing their cash. According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool will test Udinese’s resolve with a bid of £26m. Wijnaldum is set to leave Anfield this summer at the expiration of his contract.”
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It would take a huge offer from Liverpool to prise the 26-year-old midfielder from Udinese.
Rodrigo De Paul ideal fit for Liverpool?
If Rodrigo De Paul is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Liverpool.
De Paul has all the skillset required to be a success story at Liverpool. Therefore, it makes sense for Klopp to step up his attempts to bring the Argentina midfielder to Premier League side.
Liverpool fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if Liverpool are willing to pay the asking price for De Paul.
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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.