According to reports in Spain, Liverpool, and by extension owners Fenway Sports Group, have now seemingly set their sights on Villarreal sensation Yeremy Pino.
The Lowdown: Klopp eyeing fresh summer faces?
Despite the signing of £37 million star Luis Diaz from FC Porto in January, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has still been tipped to bolster his options with major moves in the summer.
Indeed, Lille star Jonathan David is apparently one player attracting interest from Klopp and the club as new attackers are reportedly eyed at Anfield.
The Latest: FSG ‘prepare’ offer…
As per Spanish source Fichajes, Liverpool and FSG now want the dazzling 19-year-old winger, but face a fight from Premier League title rivals Manchester City.
It is also believed that both the Merseyside giants and City already ‘prepare their respective offers’ to sign Pino with the talented teenager now ‘having the opportunity to head to England’.
The Verdict: Exciting claim…
Already capped twice by Spain, the La Liga starlet is one of the most exciting players in Europe right now.
It’s little wonder his club, who recently agreed a contract extension with Pino until June 2027, have now slapped a sky high €80 million release clause (£66.6m) on his head ahead of the summer window.
As Liverpool ready a bid to sign him, it will certainly be interesting whether FSG pay the fee outright or attempt to whittle down that price in possible negotiations.
In other news: Liverpool now also prepared to move for £177,000-per-week ‘beast’ in boost for Klopp, find out more here.
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