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5 players to follow Asier Illarramendi to Liverpool this summer

Having enjoyed an incredibly busy summer incomings wise here in the Football Transfer Tavern, our resident Liverpool fans have got more than used to the whole hold the scarf up and pose for the media shenanigans.

The latest player who will; be succumbing to that fate is Real Madrid’s Asier Illarramendi if you believe what you read in The Telegraph who claim the uncapped Spanish ace is set to move to Anfield after the Reds lodged an improved offer of £14.2 million.

Not shy of spending a few bob, this price doesn’t seem too crazy in today’s market and if the reports regarding the Spaniard are accurate, Liverpool will be receiving a talented player who has simply succumbed to being a less glamorous option behind the likes of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric at the Bernabeu.

Following Los Blancos’ January signing of Lucas Silva to boot, Illarramendi has been pushed furthermore down the pecking order so you can understand why he’s been looking for a way out of the Bernabeu this summer.

With Lucas Leiva, Emre Can, Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen and James Milner capable of playing in the deep midfield role, the addition of Illarramendi will only solidify a strong area for Brendan Rodgers.

But with the Illarramendi transfer reportedly moments from completion, could anybody else be following the Spaniard to Anfield in this summer? We take a look at five men who could be following him.

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Click on the image below to reveal the 5 players to follow Asier Illarramendi to Liverpool this summer.

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