Liverpool put together large bid for Italy Euro 2020 midfield maestro
Jürgen Klopps Liverpool Celebrating a comeback after a disappointing 2020/21 campaign. You have already secured Ibrahima Konate from Leipzig this summer and want to add more players.
Liverpool should be interested Inter Milan Midfielder Nico Barella. The Italian moved from Cagliari to the Nerazzurri on loan and then the move was made permanent. He was a key player in Inter’s Serie A triumph last season.
Liverpool prepare big offer for Barella
According to Semper Inter, the Reds are ready to spend 70 million euros to get him to Anfield Road for the next season. The 24-year-old is likely to replace Georginio Wijnaldum. The Dutchman left Liverpool to join PSG on a free transfer.
Jürgen Klopp has probably learned his lesson not to replace players. Last season the Reds failed to replace Dejan Lovren and almost all Liverpool first-team defenders were suspended for the remainder of the season due to injuries. So it looks like the Reds don’t want a repeat of this.
Why do Liverpool want to sign Barella?
Klopp currently has seven midfielders in his first team. However, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita still have to prove that they can consistently perform well. While James Milner is 35 years old and has passed his prime.
For this reason, Klopp wants to sign Barella for Liverpool. If we compare the two players, the Italian does better than the Dutch. Last season, Wijnaldum scored 3 goals in 51 appearances and did not provide any assists.
On the other hand, Nicolo Barella scored 3 goals and provided 13 assists in 46 games last season. It should also be remembered that the PSG midfielder is 30 years old while the Inter Milan midfielder is 24 years old.
Possible alternatives for the reds
Liverpool are ready to offer € 70m to Barella and Inter Milan will likely not allow them to leave. In such a scenario, they have to look for alternatives. Yves Bissouma from Brighton could be such a player.
According to transfermarkt, it is estimated at around 15 million US dollars. Last season he scored two goals in 39 games. It should also be taken into account that he plays with all due respect for a low-level team like Brighton.
Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig could also be a viable option. He made a name for himself in the Bundesliga under Julian Nagelsmann. It’s also available for $ 15 million, although its transfer value is $ 42 million.
12. Man opinion
Liverpool fans would be happy to see their club replace Wijnaldum, but € 70m for Barella is too much money. They would rather see a young player join the club and develop into a top player under Klopp.