Exclusive: Journalist confirms Liverpool & Real Madrid the biggest fans of 'very strong' midfielder - player said he wants to move to Anfield 🧐
Liverpool have been tipped by some to potentially add to the midfield this January
It’s thought that Liverpool won’t expand their midfield options until the summer of 2023 with a move for a top-tier talent of the calibre of a Jude Bellingham or a Federico Valverde likely requiring the Reds to be patient in the market.
However, Jürgen Klopp’s men may yet be tempted to cast a net or two out as early as the winter window should an opportunity avail itself.
According to Julio Miguel Neto, one such pathway the club could look to explore is that of the Brazilian top-flight and Flamengo’s highly-rated holding midfielder Joao Gomes.
“Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Manchester United. have already shown interest at some point, but Madrid and Liverpool are the biggest enthusiasts in the athlete!” the reporter exclusively told Empire of the Kop.
Wherever Liverpool goes, it seems Real Madrid is destined to follow, at least as far as the many transfer reports out there are concerned.
Still, there’s more than a grain of truth there in light of how Los Blancos beat out competition from the Merseysiders to land the highly-coveted signature of former Monaco star Aurélien Tchouaméni.
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Jude Bellingham, too, is another top midfield talent Carlo Ancelotti’s outfit is said to be keen to throw their hat in the ring for once he becomes available in 2023, as is currently expected.
At least in this case, it would appear that we have the upper hand in any potential negotiations that may arise with the player said to be keen on the prospect of a switch to England and, in particular, Merseyside.
“He never hid that he dreams of playing in the Premier League and the Champions League, and Liverpool is a team he has a great sympathy for!” Neto added. “He has already said this a few times!”
In a world where Liverpool can be very quickly blown out of the water by the financial prowess of oil or state-funded juggernauts of world football, it’s critical that the club utilises every advantage at its disposal to land a key target or two in the middle of the park.
With it being a clear problem area for the side this term - and only set to get worse once the likes of Naby Keïta, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s contracts expire - we can’t afford to avoid seriously strengthening the department in question for a second summer in a row.
On a positive note, the way things are currently lining up, we can certainly foresee at least one quality addition being made to the squad by the summer window at the latest.
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