Journalist Fabrizio Romano has given an update on whether Liverpool will sign Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic this summer.
The Reds are in need of bodies in the middle of the park due to the injuries to Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Thiago as well as uncertainty over Naby Keita’s availability.
In his remarks to the press following Liverpool’s draw with Fulham, Jurgen Klopp said that a deal has to “make sense now and in the long run.”
“Nobody could imagine that Curtis gets the thing he gets; it is nothing serious but he is a young boy and it is a kind of stress reaction. Bodies are like this.
“Naby is only ill and he will now be back definitely next week again. Oxlade happened early and now with Thiago that is, of course, not good and we will see.
“Look, a transfer must make sense now and in the long term; we have midfielders, we have still enough midfielders. It is not that we lack midfielders, but it’s just some of them are injured.
“This is not a good situation, I don’t like it at all, but we have to see how we react on that – but for sure not panicking.”
Many midfielders have since been linked to the Reds, but Fabrizio Romano claims Marcelo Brozovic is an untouchable asset for Inter Milan.
“Still, despite some speculation elsewhere, Marcelo Brozovic is untouchable for Inter Milan. The Croatian midfielder extended his contract a few months ago and will not leave,” said Romano, speaking on CaughtOffside.
Since moving from Dinamo Zagreb to the Serie A runners-up in 2015, the Croatian international has been solid.
In those seven years, he has made 290 appearances, and as previously mentioned, he recently signed a contract that will keep him in Italy for the foreseeable future.
Brozovic’s transfer to Liverpool may not be in the cards, but the Reds will need to look to bring in a midfielder to cover for their injury problems.