In addition to Mac Allister, Liverpool are targeting another midfielder, Nicolo Barella – who is being valued by Inter Milan up to £ 87 million.
The 2022/23 season has ended in a disappointing way for Liverpool. The Kop won only 1 English Super Cup title at the beginning of the season, before being knocked out of the Champions League by Real and lost to Newcastle the following season.
Therefore, coach Jurgen Klopp is very keen to purify Liverpool’s squad this summer, especially in midfield. In addition to Mac Allister in sight, the Red Brigade also wants Nicolo Barella – a midfielder being offered by Inter Milan for £87 million.
In fɑct, this is the season that Barella has played very well. The Italian midfielder has 9 goals and 9 assists in 50 appearances this season. However, the price up to 87 million pounds that Inter offered is really too expensive.
Barella is valued at £87m by Inter
This move of the green half of Milan can be understood as wanting to confront the clubs that target Barella. The Italian midfielder is nicknamed the “heart” of Inter by fans with his ability to win the ball back in tackles. And he has contributed greatly to the Nerazzurri’s achievement of reaching the Champions League final this season.
It is not difficult for Liverpool to target a quality midfielder like Barella, or before that Mac Allister. The weak midfield is the main reason for Liverpool’s lack of breath before Man United and Newcastle in the race to win tickets to the Champions League.
In addition, a series of midfielders of The Kop such as Thiago, Fabinho or Henderson have all reached the age of 30 while young names like Elliott or Bajcetic have not yet shown themselves. The addition of quality midfielders like Barella or Mac Allister is considered a paramount task.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano has been detailing Mac Allister’s situation over the past few weeks, and the latest news is that Liverpool are still leading the way in the race to sign the world champion. Even coach Jurgen Klopp will give Mac Allister his favorite number 10 shirt as a way to lure the Argentinian midfielder to Anfield.