After completing a deal to sign Newcastle star Georginio Wijnaldum, Liverpool have shifted their attention onto solving their problem at left-back, with Alberto Moreno failing to impress.
The Reds have found two transfer targets for said position in PSV Eindhoven’s Jetro Willems and AC Milan’s Mattia de Sciglio according to the Telegraph.
Willems, 22, is known to be very keen on a move to Merseyside, as his tweet to Wijnaldum suggests upon the announcement of the midfielder’s move to Liverpool
— Jetro willems (@JetroWillems_15) July 22, 2016
The Dutchman’s comments to Fox Sports were reported in the same report by the Telegraph, where Willems appears to be relaxed about his future.
“There are a number of clubs that have been in touch,” he said.
“We are looking at my options. I don’t know whether I will be gone by the time the Eredivisie season has started, but things will be alright, I am not overly worried about that.
“I am focused on PSV for now. We won another trophy today, silverware just keeps coming.”
However, Willems comments do nothing to dispel speculation linking him with a move to Anfield.
Meanwhile, an alternative albeit more expensive target has been identified in AC Milan’s De Sciglio.
Although naturally a right-back, the Italian has been deployed on the left-hand side and has appeared more than capable, with his versatility a hugely positive attribute.
Gazzetta di Parma claim that a deal could be sealed quickly as Milan want to sell the talented defender in order to keep Carlos Bacca at the club, with a bid of £15-17m being sufficient.
Aside from Wijnaldum, Klopp has signed Southampton’s Sadio Mane as well as Bundesliga trio Ragnar Klavan, Joel Matip and Loris Karius from Augsburg, Schalke and Mainz respectively.
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.