Arsenal already offered £34M as Liverpool ready to make bid to sign £42M midfield titan.
Liverpool are reportedly ready to make a bid for a new midfielder to help them overcome their current injury crisis ahead of the new season.
With Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out for at least another month, the Reds are worried about their midfield depth.
Furthermore, Thiago, one of their starting midfielders, only started 17 league games last season, and there are concerns about Naby Keita’s reliability.
Could the Reds sign a new midfielder before the transfer window closes? According to recent reports, they may be on the verge of signing AC Milan’s Ismael Bennacer.
According to CMW, Liverpool is preparing a bid of ‘just under’ £34 million for AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer.
Bennacer, 24, has been a standout for Milan over the last three seasons.
Bein Sports’ Hafid Derradji claims that a number of Premier League clubs are interested in the midfielder, but they don’t want to sell after losing Frank Kessie to Barcelona.
According to the latest reports, Arsenal has made a £34 million offer to bring him back to the Premier League this summer after he left in 2017.
How would he fit in?
Despite Klopp’s statement today that “we can’t solve our problems with transfers,” the Reds could accommodate the midfielder given his talent.
The Reds have been linked with both Jude Bellingham and Matheus Nunes, but both appear to be summer targets.
The problems arise when you consider the number of midfielders in the squad: in addition to the three starters (Fabinho, Thiago, and Jordan Henderson), there are Harvey Elliot, Fabio Carvalho, James Milner, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Signing a midfielder in the short term is not something Liverpool does, and it appears that they will simply ride out the injuries to Jones and Chamberlain and hope that they can cope with the same midfield as last season over the course of the season.