Liverpool are reportedly set to go head to head with Barcelona in the pursuit of Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.
According to a new report from Calciomercato, Inter Milan are running out of time as Marcelo Brozovic continues to face an uncertain future at the club. The midfielder’s current contract expires at the end of the season, and though the player is keen on remaining in Milan, the club has failed to meet his €6 million per season demands.
It has caused Brozovic to reconsider, with FC Barcelona and Liverpool emerging as potential destinations. Both the clubs are hoping to sign the Croatian international on a free transfer next summer, while the player was also linked with a move to Real Madrid as well, earlier this month.
A native of Zagreb, Brozovic has established himself as one of the finest midfielders in Serie A. He has featured in over 250 competitive matches for the Nerazzurri, playing a vital role in helping the club secure the Scudetto last term.
The midfielder had also reached the final with Croatia, during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. His pedigree at the highest level of football has made him an appealing target for Liverpool, who are in the market for a new midfielder after the summer exit of Gini Wijnaldum.
The Reds had a quiet summer transfer window, failing to sign anyone else other than Ibrahima Konate. As such, they are prepared to make some moves in the upcoming January transfer window, having already been linked with a swoop for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Brozovic, though, could be a cost-effective alternative as he will be available for a pre-contract agreement in January. The 28-year-old might not be a direct replacement for Wijnaldum, but he can offer an excellent alternative for the likes of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.
It is the same reason why Barcelona are keen on the Croatian as well. The Catalans are struggling financially at the moment and Brozovic being available for a free transfer creates an excellent market opportunity for the club, in their bid to further strenghten their midfield department.
However, Brozovic does share a strong relationship with Inter Milan, and it won’t be surprising to see him extend his contract regardless of the club’s financial difficulties. A lot will transpire in the coming months, as we slowly head towards the upcoming January transfer window.
I doubt LFC want a player who will be 29 ina month’s time. They build a team not take short term players. Barcelona however love a bloke past his best.