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£42m Liverpool target is a big fan of rival star, deal could only happen on one condition

Villarreal winger Pino who takes inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo is still being linked to Liverpool. However, an agreement could only be reached after one stipulation and not earlier.

Liverpool is still mentioned as a potential destination for Villarreal’s Yéremy Pino. The young Spaniard has become more respected at the Spanish coastal band and is catching the eye of some notable figures both at home and abroad.

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Pino played 40 appearances across all competitions for The Yellow Submarines last season, with four assists and seven goals. Only 27 of those 40 came from the beginning, though.

Pino, who is only 19 years old, made his national team debut for Spain last October and has already earned four caps.

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Pino’s versatility would be a helpful asset for Jürgen Klopp in the event that Luis Dáz or Mohamed Salah were to get hurt. He is capable of playing on both wings but feels more comfortable on the right.

Pino recently commented on how Cristiano Ronaldo is viewed as a role model for all young players, and Pino is reported to be motivated by the now-famous work ethic of the Portuguese legend.

“I was won over by [Ronaldospirit ]’s and selflessness. Despite not always possessing pure skill, a player who achieves his goals via hard work, perseverance, and effort “According to Pino, Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness).

“And then he comes from Madeira, an island like Gran Canaria. And looking at him, I also recognised myself in emigration, suffering, difficulties. For me, he was a point of reference for everything. Today, the thing that strikes me most about him is his intact ambition: he is 37 and continues to fight and work harder than anyone to keep winning.

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“An example, I know that there are people who say that he affects the way a team plays. I reply that he is still one of the few able to carry that team on his shoulders and win a game alone.”

Pino would be a wise addition to the Liverpool team given his versatility to play on either wing. In addition, considering his young age (19), he still has the most of his career ahead of him, barring a significant accident of course.

According to the Spanish publication AS, Liverpool and Arsenal are prepared to make Villarreal an offer for Pino that is said to be in the range of €40-50m (£34-42m).

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However, given the state of midfield, it is unclear whether he will sign with Liverpool this summer. After closing deals extremely early in the window, the club and Jürgen Klopp have been reluctant to enter the market again this summer.

Given the injuries to Thiago Alcântara, Naby Keta, and Curtis Jones, if they were to add a player, it would probably be for the middle of the field. Simply said, Pino is not necessary at this time.

However, a deal might be reached with Villarreal to sign the player, loan him to El Madrigal for the year, and then bring him to the team the following season. Pino might be subject to the same move Liverpool made with Keta five years ago.

Given his affinity for Ronaldo, Liverpool may benefit greatly if Pino has a career that is even half as successful as Ronaldo’s.

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