Done deal: Liverpool set to brҽak budget to sign ‘Virgil Van Dijk 2.0’

According to reports, Liverpool is considering a possible move for defender Jurrien Timber of Ajax Amsterdam as they try to bolster their backline during the forthcoming transfer window. The 21-year-old was previously mentioned in connection with a transfer to Manchester United.

But, according to the most recent rυmours from 90min via Liverpool Echo, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool may challenge the Red Devils for the services of the gifted young defender. Liverpool has struggled defensively this year as a result of a number of important players suffering injuries, so the signing of Timber might provide their backline some much-needed depth and solidity.

This season, the Dutchman has excelled for Ajax, becoming a consistent starter in the Eredivisie and making multiple appearances in the Champions League. This season, he has appeared 35 times for his team in all competitions.

For his poise on the ball and his keen sense of the game, Timber, who is only 21 years old, has drawn parallels to former Ajax and Barcelona defender Frank de Boer. He is versatile enough to play both as a center-back and as a right-back, which may be helpful for Liverpool considering their ιnjury issues this season. His contract with the Dutch giants expires in 2025 (Transfermarkt). Naturally, Liverpool will have a tough time luring Timber away from Manchester United, who is apparently still keen in the young defender.

But, Liverpool may have a chance to land his services considering their recent success in the transfer market, status as one of Europe’s elite teams, recent 7-0 thrashing of United at Anfield, and more. He would be the most recent in a long line of gifted young players to join Liverpool in recent years should he do so. The Reds’ style of play currently heavily relies on players like Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, and Luis Diaz.

With Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo on the team and Pep Lijnders in charge of coaching, there is no doubt that the Dutch connection might facilitate a transfer for the young, skilled defender. The choice will ultimately be up to Timber and Ajax, who will doubtless be hesitant to lose one of their most promising young stars. But if Liverpool can convince him to transfer to Anfield, it might turn out to be a wise decision for the team.

European duo tracking rarely-seen Liverpool gem who Alisson dubbed ‘really talented

Both AC Milan and Atletico Madrid have dispatched scouts to see Liverpool goalkeeper Marcelo Pitaluga play.

The Brazilian has never started for the Reds, but he has been used as a substitute in a few Premier League and Carabao Cup games for Jurgen Klopp’s squad (Transfermarkt).

His positional teammate and fellow countryman, Alisson, has also spoken highly of the youngster, calling him “very talented” on the official LFC website.

The 20-year-old spent part of the season on loan with Macclesfield before suffering an ankle ιnjury and returning to his parent club, where he has since been playing for the Reds’ youth teams.

It has been reported by Football Insider that scouts from AC Milan and Atletico Madrid watched Pitaluga play for Liverpool’s Under-21s in their match against Arsenal on Monday (6 March). Positive comments regarding the budding star keeper have been heard.

Pep Lijnders is “a great fan,” and “We are told” that Liverpool has a chance to sign a versatile Madrid ace for free.

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Given that he hasn’t been able to break into Liverpool’s first squad, it wouldn’t be shσcking if the kid accepted a transfer offer to either San Siro or Wanda Metropolitano.

Even if he isn’t thrυst into that level immediately, he may be anxιous to try his luck in Serie A or La Liga.

Yet, we may need to proceed cautiously with our goalkeeper alternatives for the upcoming season. Caoimhin Kelleher has been linked to a transfer elsewhere, and Adrian is expected to go after his contract expires in the summer (as per GOAL).

Unless a more experienced option is signed later, Alisson would only have Harvey Davies as a backup, and Davies, like Pitaluga, has never featured for the Reds’ first squad (Transfermarkt).