Liverpool are reportedly prepared to fork out £25 million to sign in-demand Torino defender Gleison Bremer in the summer.
According to 90 min, Liverpool are ready to make the first move in the pursuit of Gleison Bremer. The Torino defender has emerged as one of the top defensive targets for the Premier League giants in the summer, with Jurgen Klopp desperate to beef up his options at the heart of the backline.
Liverpool are reportedly prepared to fork out a fee of around £25 million in an attempt to secure the services of Bremer. The Brazilian is currently one of the most in-demand defenders in Serie A and has been an option for several other Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Formerly of Atletico Mineiro, Bremer has become a defensive lynchpin for Torino since joining the club in the summer of 2018. In almost four years, he has racked up over 100 competitive appearances for the Serie A outfit, though the defender had not made his breakthrough until the 2019/20 campaign.
A centre-back by trade, the 25-year-old has made a solid impression with his imposing 1.88m frame. He is often a daunting obstacle for opposition attackers, with his physique giving him the upper hand in physical and aerial duels. He is a born leader as well, thus adding to the impressive player profile of the Torino starlet.
Liverpool’s interest in Bremer stems from the uncertainty surrounding the future of Joe Gomez. The Englishman has fallen down the pecking order and could leave Anfield in the summer, with Fulham among the clubs keen on securing his services this summer.
There are also concerns over the club’s reliance on ageing defenders such as Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip. The potential signing of Bremer, to that end, could add youthful exuberance to the Liverpool defence as Klopp looks to oversee a seamless transition in the defensive unit in the coming years.
However, Liverpool’s £25 million bid could be slightly lower than Torino’s valuation of around £33 million. Given the demand for Bremer across Europe this year, the Serie A outfit will unlikely negotiate much either, so it is up to Liverpool to improve their offer if they are to get their hands on the Brazilian this summer.