According to CalcioMercato, Liverpool are interested in signing Lazio’s Joaquin Correa.
The report says that Correa has a release clause of €80m (£69.9m), but the Reds’ former business with Lazio could do them a favour.
It says that the Serie A outfit could be willing to waive the 30% sell-on clause for ex-Liverpool man Luis Alberto in exchange for a decrease in said fee, which would see the Anfield club pay €60m (£52.5m) instead.
There are certainly some interesting aspects to Correa that would make him a decent signing. He is aged just 25, meaning he has plenty of time ahead, whilst he has already displayed an incredible amount of versatility, having played on the left-wing, the right-wing, in attacking midfield and at centre-forward during his career.
Should Liverpool move for Joaquin Correa?
However, Liverpool are better than decent, and they should really avoid pursuing a deal for Correa. His return of 17 goals and 10 assists in 71 matches for the Italian outfit is far from eye-catching, especially when you consider that Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have 38 goals and 21 assists respectively between them this campaign alone.
The current pandemic could very well impact transfer fees in the next transfer window, which would make spending such an amount on any player a gamble, never mind one who does not exactly leap off the page. Michael Edwards can do a lot better than this.
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