Liverpool have reportedly recognized Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul as a key target within the summer switch window, as the Reds plan to freshen issues up following a disappointing Premier League title defence throughout the 2020/21 season.
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect ran away with the league title throughout the 2019/20 marketing campaign as they have been topped champions of England for the primary time in 30 years, however a spate of accidents and a downturn in type has put paid to their title defence.
Liverpool have didn’t hit the heights of final season | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
With Georginio Wijnaldum poised to depart the membership for nothing on the finish of June following the expiration of his contract, one other central midfield addition will possible be a precedence for the Reds in a possible summer rebuild.
According to Sport Mediaset (by way of Sport Witness), Klopp is a giant fan of De Paul, and has recognized the Udinese man as ‘key’ to rebuilding his aspect.
The Argentinian midfielder – a target of Premier League rivals Leeds throughout the 2020 window – will demand a considerable switch price, with Udinese holding out for at the very least €40m if they’re to half firm with their talisman. De Paul put pen to paper on a brand new contract with the Serie A outfit in 2019, along with his present deal operating till 2024.
De Paul has been at Udinese since 2016 | Silvia Lore/Getty Images
The report states that the 26-year-old could be open to the ‘irresistible’ transfer on account of his want to play Champions League soccer, though Liverpool do at the moment have a battle on their palms if they’re to complete within the prime 4 this season. Udinese would even be open to the transfer ought to the Reds meet their asking value
Liverpool have been affected by the monetary implications of the coronavirus pandemic, with their financial scenario cited as the explanation for not making an attempt to signal long-term target Timo Werner within the summer and their refusal to spend large on defensive reinforcements in January, so whether or not they could be ready to pay €40m for de Paul stays to be seen.