Prior to the summer transfer window, Liverpool has been linked to a move for Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella.
In the Champions League semifinal, Nicolo Barella demonstrated his exciting potential as a Liverpool player.
According to reports, Liverpool is in the lead in the competition to sign Nicolo Barella from Inter Milan during the summer transfer window as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his midfield.
Barella’s future at the San Siro is reportedly in doubt, and both the Reds and Manchester United are reportedly closely monitoring developments in the lead-up to the summer.
Anfield appears to be in for a summer rebuild as Liverpool manager Klopp looks to bring in fresh talent for his midfield.
And if Barella were to leave Inter in the summer, Football Insider claims that Liverpool would be the front-runner to sign him before United.
The 26-year-old’s contract is valid until 2026, but the rumor claims that the Italy international wants to leave Inter, who this week advanced to the Champions League final by defeating rival AC Milan 2-0 in the first leg of their semifinal matchup. Barella’s heads reportedly carry a £61 million price tag.
Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton and Hove Albion, Mason Mount of Chelsea, Manuel Ugarte of Sporting Lisbon, and Ryan Gravenberch of Bayern Munich have also been mentioned as potential targets for Liverpool.
Steven Gerrard, the Reds’ illustrious former captain, has previously praised Barella and would be thrilled if the Reds are successful in signing him.
Champions League qualification shouldn’t affect the Reds’ summer transfer plans, according to Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is adamant that their summer transfer plans are not dependent on their success in advancing to the Champions League.
Reds are fifth in the Premier League standings right now.
Targets included Mount, Gravenberch, and Mac Allister.
Klopp anticipates completing business quickly.
When asked whether Liverpool’s chances of luring their top targets in the summer transfer window might be harmed by failing to finish in the top four this season, Klopp responded in the affirmative. Liverpool are currently ranked fifth in the Premier League.
Klopp stated, “We cannot say to anyone right now that we will unquestionably be in the Champions League, so when I talk to a player – if I’m allowed which is barely the case! – you can realise that if they are interested, we are not 100% in the Champions League next season and they would know that. It goes without saying that we must compete for both trophies and a spot in the Champions League; if you want to take part, you are more than welcome.
“Everything else is exactly as it was before; it’s a fantastic club with a great team that hopefully gets even better next year. Due to the fact that we are still part of Liverpool, many players find us to be very alluring. Not letting that slip our minds. That doesn’t worry me at all. Without a doubt, it is more challenging, especially over the long haul. We shouldn’t frequently [fail to qualify].
It is well known that Liverpool wants to sign at least three new players this summer, with midfield being a top priority. There are many players who have been linked with a move to Anfield, including Mason Mount of Chelsea, Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton, Ryan Gravenberch of Bayern Munich, and many more.