Liverpool to consider bid for Espanyol centre-back Leandro Cabrera

Leandro Cabrera is the centre-back that Liverpool are reportedly looking at to bolster their defensive options.

The reports in England suggested that Liverpool will consider bid for Espanyol centre-back Leandro Cabrera.

The centre-back has featured in 28 matches for Espanyol this term, netting three goals in all competitions.

The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Uruguay. Leandro Cabrera has represented Uruguay at Under-20 level, winning 13 caps and scoring two goals.

Leandro Cabrera
Leandro Cabrera

The Uruguay international will be high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Espanyol this term.

Adding a centre-back remains Liverpool’s top priority this summer and Jurgen Klopp will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming months.

The report claims that Liverpool manager has extensively scouted Cabrera and is considering a move for the centre-back.

The Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to continue to strengthening his squad so they’re able to compete both domestically and in the Champions League next season.

Liverpool
Liverpool

Cabrera is a traditional defender. He is solid while defending and holds his position perfectly.

According to the report, “Espanyol defender Leandro Cabrera is being linked with Liverpool. The Liverpool Echo says the Uruguay international is under consideration as a potential replacement for wantaway defender Dejan Lovren. The 28-year-old Uruguayan arrived at Espanyol mid-season for €9m, which was his buyout clause at Getafe, and his current clause is set at €15m. He has a contract until June 30, 2024. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is being offered several targets by management to replace Lovren. Along with Cabrera, another LaLiga player under consideration is Real Betis stopper Zou Feddal, 30.”

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If Liverpool can agree on a fee with Espanyol, the deal should be easy to complete.

Good signing for Liverpool?

Liverpool must improve their defensive options and the signing of Leandro Cabrera would be a step in the right direction. Cabrera’s arrival will be a huge boost for Liverpool.

It will be interesting to see whether Liverpool will make their move during the summer transfer window.

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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.

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