Liverpool will look to sign Lazio forward Joaquin Correa

The highly rated Argentina international is attracting interest from several top European clubs and Liverpool scouts are also regularly watching him.

The latest reports in England suggest that Liverpool will look to sign Lazio forward Joaquin Correa.

Lazio spent 15.3 million euros to sign the Argentina international from Sevilla in the summer of 2018. The 25-year-old has four years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.

Joaquin Correa
Joaquin Correa

In 71 appearances for Lazio, Correa has managed to score 17 goals, and create 10 goals for his teammates.

The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best forwards in Argentina. As a member of Argentina national football team, Correa won 4 caps and he scored one goal.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Jürgen Klopp wants to sign a new forward and Joaquin Correa is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a long term admirer of Correa and believes he can get the most out of the Argentina international.

Liverpool are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.

Liverpool
Liverpool

The 25-year-old is a dynamic forward, who possesses good technical skills and ball control. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.

According to the report, “Liverpool are ready to turn their attentions towards Lazio forward Joaquin Correa. The Reds are reportedly to have watched Correa closely before the lockdown and the Daily Mirror, quoting Italian publication CittaCeleste, believe a deal for as little as £20million could be on. The 25-year-old operates as either a second striker or can play off the wing and has eight goals in 27 appearances so far this season. Anbd the report claims Correa is fast emerging as a genuine option for Liverpool as he looks to bring in quality back-up to his famed front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. The Argentine has a £70.1million (€80m) exit clause in his contract at the Stadio Olimpico, but it’s claimed Liverpool have an ace up their sleeve and could land the forward for a fraction of that price. That’s because the Reds still hold a 30% sell-on clause in the contract of Luis Alberto, who joined the Serie A side from Anfield in 2016, and have informed Lazio they are ready to relinquish that in order to hammer down the price for Correa. Reports have indicated that Liverpool are ready to test the water with an opening £20m bid, which, if accepted, would see them waive their right to any future profit from Luis Alberto’s sale.”

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Lazio are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the forward, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.

Signing the 25-year-old in the summer transfer window 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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