Liverpool and Newcastle United keen on Alan Varela

Liverpool and Newcastle United are interested in signing 21-year-old midfielder Alan Varela ahead of next season.

According to Football Insider, Liverpool and Newcastle United are keen on acquiring the services of Alan Varela. The 21-year-old has been impressive of late and a lot of clubs across Europe have their eyes set on him.

Varela has been a part of Boca Juniors since his childhood days. The 21-year-old has gone up the ranks at the club and has become one of their most important players of late. The Argentina Under-20 star has attracted a lot of attention and he will be a highly sought-after player in the summer.

The 21-year-old defensive midfielder has made over 80 appearances for the Boca Juniors senior team. He has also contributed with 1 goal and 3 assists during his time at the club.

Varela signed a new contract with the Argentine club in the summer of 2022. His new contract runs until the winter of 2026. However, the new contract is unlikely to stand in his way of taking the next step and joining a big European club.

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While Boca Juniors would love to have him for another season, they are likely to let him leave for a fee of around £16-20 million. The Argentine club received quite a few offers in the winter for Varela’s services but he ended up staying at the club.

Meanwhile, Liverpool and Newcastle United are interested in the Argentina Under-20 star. Jurgen Klopp’s men have underperformed in the ongoing season and they will look for a midfield overhaul in the summer. While their priority will be to sign a few world-class players, they will also look for young blood in order to add squad depth.

Whereas, the Magpies who are trying to build a team that can challenge for major silverware are also keen on having Varela in their ranks. Eddie Howe’s team need a few reinforcements in the midfield and they believe adding the 21-year-old could solve a few issues.

Varela is a young defensive midfielder who has immense potential and he will surely bolster the squad that he joins. However, it will be interesting to see if either of the two teams manages to land him given the interest in his services from across Europe.

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