Liverpool have been linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Pedri as their search for a Georginio Wijnaldum replacement goes on, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
Enjoying a commendable 2020/21 campaign, the youngster recorded four goals and six assists in 52 appearances for the Blaugrana [Transfermarkt].
Now on international duty with his native Spain, Liverpool are reportedly considering paying upwards of £70m in order to secure the teenage transfer target [Liverpool Echo].
Will Liverpool sign Pedri this summer?
Pedri has enjoyed a surprise rise to prominence following his €5m (£4.3m) signing from Las Palmas which could rise to €25m (£21.46m) after add-ons [Football Espana].
Worryingly for Nou Camp chiefs, his contract is set to expire in 12 months’ time, which may open the door for the Reds to offer the 18-year-old Premier League football [Liverpool Echo].
Despite these rumours, many Liverpool fans took to Twitter to quickly dispel the notion of Pedri being on the books at Anfield in 2021/22.
Liverpool fans react
Replying to popular fan outlet Empire of the Kop, here is how some Liverpool fans summarised their reactions to recent developments:
“Barca won’t let him leave. No way and bet he has a massive buyout clause”
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