Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona midfielder, Frenkie de Jong.
According to a report from Fichajes, Barcelona are looking to sell Dutch international Frenkie de Jong, and Liverpool could look to seize the opportunity.
Frenkie de Jong was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window. And even though the two clubs managed to agree on a fee, the Dutchman was not keen on moving to Old Trafford.
His former manager Erik ten Hag was desperate to sign the player before the transfer window closed. Apparently, the former Ajax boss remains keen on bringing de Jong to Old Trafford. But Manchester United could face competition from arch-rivals Liverpool.
That said, Manchester United have more resources than the Reds, and it might come down to which club can match up to his ambitions. A place in the top four could prove to be defining in the transfer chase. A player of de Jong’s calibre will demand regular Champions League football.
It is no secret that Liverpool need to improve their midfield as soon as possible. And it will be interesting to see if they decide to make a move for de Jong during the January transfer window.
Former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita, interestingly a target for Barcelona, have struggled with injury problems since joining Liverpool. In addition, Jordan Henderson and James Milner are no longer the players they used to be. Furthermore, summer signing Arthur Melo is sidelined with a long-term injury as well.
The Reds must look to bring in a quality central midfielder during in January if they want to finish in the top four and secure Champions League qualification. De Jong’s situation at Barcelona and the Catalan club’s willingness to sell could help Liverpool sign him for a reasonable price during the winter transfer window.
The former Ajax midfielder has shown his quality at the highest level in the past and could be an exceptional signing for Klopp. The Liverpool manager could help him regain his confidence and rhythm with regular football at Anfield. The transfer certainly makes sense for all parties concerned. And it will be interesting to see how the situation develops over the next few months.