According to Estadio Deportivo, Liverpool are ready to cast their net over Sevilla’s Diego Carlos.
The report says that the Reds, along with Madrid pair Real and Atletico, are interested in signing the Brazilian central defender. It is also thought that Jurgen Klopp tried to sign the defender in the January window, with Eldesmarque claiming that the Merseyside outfit tabled a bid.
According to Estadio Deportivo they could go back in for him in the summer, with the report adding that he has a release clause of €70m (£61.8m) which can be activated.
Although the current pandemic has thrown Liverpool’s quest for a first league title in 30 years into doubt, there is no questioning that they have been by far and away the best team in the Premier League so far this term. Their 25-point lead over Manchester City is the biggest in English top flight history, whilst they have won 27 out of 29 games so far.
However, they will need to progress in some way if they are to stay on top next term, and that may very well come in the form of recruitment. Carlos, though, is not what they are crying out for at the moment.
Sevilla have the fifth-best defence in La Liga, and the 27-year-old has featured in 25 of their 27 matches to date. Clearly, he has ability, but Klopp’s side are already set up well at the heart of their defence. Virgil van Dijk is arguably the best defender in the world, whilst Joe Gomez has come to the fore alongside the Netherlands international – they have kept nine clean sheets in their last 12 league games.
With Joel Matip behind them, they already have three solid centre-halves and thus do not need to spend such a monumental sum on a new player in that position. Michael Edwards must be prudent and avoid this deal – otherwise, it could be a very costly mistake.
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