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Wait, did you think Liverpool’s capitulation of the title challenge would save you from the center-back transfer rumors? Oh my friend.
Jurgen Klopp’s defensive options have been decimated this season, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip for the rest of the season, while Fabinho’s fitness comes and goes as it pleases.
This meant new signing Ozan Kabak was thrown to the bottom in the loss to Leicester on Saturday, but neither the loan from Schalke nor newcomer Ben Davies (who is injured!) Are set in stone as long-term solutions. at Anfield.
While each could To make their way into Klopp’s long-term plans, the reality is that both were hired because they were profitable: Kabak with a six-month loan and Davies with a permanent deal that cost buttons.
This is how Liverpool had to operate in January due to its economic situation, but it is expected that they will loosen the strings of the bag a bit when the summer window opens, and according Mirror, that will bring them back to Torino defender Gleison Bremer.
Bremer was, of course, on that gigantic target list that emerged on the day of the deadline when Liverpool, having just found out that Matip joined Van Dijk and Gomez in the treatment room for the foreseeable, was quick to reinforce. at the rear. It is understood that he has caught the attention of Anfield scouts since arriving in Turin from Atlético Mineiro in 2018, and is seen as a big step forward for both Liverpool recruits in January.
Although it is more expensive than the winter deals being pursued for Kabak and Davies, it will likely still be available for a reduced fee, even more if the Torino, threatened by decline, fails to avoid the decline.
It is said that they would hear offers in the region of £ 10 million, so the Reds could sign him for much less than the £ 18 million it will cost them to get Kabak permanently.
Bremer’s drop in value is due to Torino’s poor form over the past six months, but he’s seen from the same point of view as Georginio Wijnaldum, Andy Robertson and Xherdan Shaqiri, all players who were pulled from underperforming sides. to achieve the level. at Anfield.
However, it remains to be seen if Liverpool will actually make a move for him: They have a rapidly collapsing season to face first. The Reds are currently 13 points behind Manchester City, and Klopp has already admitted that his title defense is over.
It’s only February. Fun times!