Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing the Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha.
The 27-year-old has made a name for himself since his move to the Premier League from Sporting CP. His performances have attracted the attention of the top clubs and a report from the Daily Mail claims that Liverpool are now keeping tabs on him.
Palhinha has certainly established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the league and he has been crucial to Fulham’s impressive season so far.
The Portuguese international is at the peak of his career and he could prove to be a quality acquisition for Liverpool.
The Reds are in desperate need of midfield reinforcements with players like Naby Keita, James Milner, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to leave the club on a free transfer.
Meanwhile, the likes of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho have not been at their best and they will have to be replaced as first-choice starters as well.
Liverpool have had to rely on talented young midfielders like Stefan Bajcetic and Harvey Elliott quite often this season.
Jurgen Klopp should look to bring in multiple midfield reinforcements at the end of the season and Palhinha could prove to be a superb addition.
The Fulham midfielder is reportedly valued at £60 million and it remains to be seen whether Liverpool are prepared to pay the asking price for him.
The opportunity to join Liverpool is likely to be a tempting proposition for the Portuguese international and he could have his head turned by the interest from the Reds.
Liverpool have been linked with his compatriot Matheus Nunes at Wolverhampton Wanderers as well. Meanwhile, Liverpool are thought to be keen on signing the England international Jude Bellingham as well.
Palhinha has four years left to run on his current deal and the London club are unlikely to let him leave for a lockdown price. Fulham paid £20m for him and they will look to make a substantial profit if the likes of Liverpool come calling at the end of the season.
Palhinha is settled in the Premier League and he could make an immediate impact at Anfield next season.
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