With January already halfway through, the transfer window this winter is only going to go into overdrive – if it has not already.
The current Premier League champions, Liverpool, will be subject to many of those transfer rumours over the course of the next few weeks, as Jurgen Klopp’s side have been hit with a number of injuries.
However, whether any new addition is brought into Anfield this winter remains to be seen – and punters can bet on whether they think it will happen when they visit apuestas24.mx for all their betting needs – but there are reports suggesting that a big move could happen.
Corriere dello Sport (print edition, page 25, Friday, January 15 2021) have written that the Reds are interested in signing Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, but will have to part with around €40 million to acquire their man.
It is believed the Serie A side are reluctant to let their highly-rated Argentina international star leave and the vice president, Stefano Campoccia, has already told them their price.
“De Paul is a talented player and a point of reference for our team,” he said.
“He is a jewel and the jewels cost. The proposals did not meet our requests, for less than €40m he does not move.”
Liverpool are not the only side rumoured to be interested in the South American, with compatriot Marcelo Bielsa keen to link up with him at Leeds United.
Furthermore, Inter Milan and Juventus have been linked with having an interest in De Paul, who was once with Valencia.
Since moving to Serie A in 2016, he has been impressive. He has carried on that fine form this season by scoring three goals and assisting a further one.
However, an argument could be made that Klopp and Liverpool do not require a player like De Paul as they already have an abundance of options in the area of the park he plays in.
Georginio Wijnaldum might depart Anfield in the near future but Thiago Alcantara recently came into the side from Bayern Munich, whilst players like Jordan Henderson and Fabinho can each play the same role and would likely be higher up on the list of preferred players by the German manager.
Indeed, whether a transfer this January might happen remains questionable and there would be strong arguments to be had in regards to improving other areas of the squad as soon as possible.
With Klopp’s depth at centre-back having taken a hit, it would be a surprise if Liverpool did not sign a centre-back first, before pursuing a player in an area of the field where there are already quality options available to him.