Liverpool expect £103M superstar to join them and kickstart Anfield revolution after progress was made in negotiations.
Liverpool are expected to make a midfield overhaul next summer, with reports claiming that their £103 million star target will be the first signing.
The Reds have been linked with a move for a midfielder throughout the summer, with speculation intensifying after injuries to Thiago, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Curtis Jones.
Reports have linked Liverpool with a summer move, but manager Jurgen Klopp has been quick to respond, typically by explaining that the right option isn’t available at the moment.
According to one report, given the state of the club’s ageing and fringe players, next summer will see a midfield overhaul, with long-term target Jude Bellingham set to be the marquee signing.
According to Simon Jones of the Daily Mail Sport, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham is expected to join Liverpool next summer. We reported weeks ago that ‘progress’ had been made toward a deal, so talks may have already begun.
The midfielder will remain in Germany for another season and is expected to be involved in a transfer saga with top European clubs next summer as they all compete for his signature.
According to Ian Doyle of the Liverpool Echo, “we know the Reds are going to sign some midfielders next summer as part of an overhaul.”
The signing of Matheus Nunes, who recently joined Wolves, could also be an option, according to some reports, despite the fact that he has only recently joined the Premier League.
The Reds face difficulties in their midfield. Naby Keita, for example, is in the final year of his contract and could leave for free next summer if Liverpool do not agree to a new contract.
Furthermore, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is regarded as a fringe player who could easily leave the club next summer. Curtis Jones hasn’t impressed in the same way that other younger players have, and the addition of Fabio Carvalho suggests that he, too, will struggle for playing time.
James Milner is still a great player to have around the team, but his quality is dwindling year after year, and at 36, there may be a discussion next summer. With plenty of movement expected both in and out of Anfield next summer, Klopp will almost certainly want to bring in at least two midfielders.
A midfield revamp will help the Reds feel more settled in the middle of the field, and re-energizing the engine room will only help them reach new heights.