Nicolo Barella has been linked with a move to Liverpool as the ideal solution to their midfield problems, but Spurs could swoop in and sign him instead.
Julian Ward has already brought in Darwin Nunez, Fabio Carvalho, and Calvin Ramsay to Jurgen Klopp’s team this summer, but with the window still open, Liverpool will continue to be linked with new names until it becomes legally impossible for the Reds to make any more signings.
The only area of the field that needs any kind of strengthening is the engine room because Liverpool’s squad is extremely deep in the most of the other areas.
Liverpool previously linked with cash plus player deal to sign Inter star
Naby Keita has been linked with a move away from Liverpool due hisbinjury problems, but it doesn’t appear like he would leave.
The Reds are really working on a new contract for the ex-RB Leipzig star, but that update came after CMW claimed that he may transfer to Inter Milan.
They claimed in June that Liverpool may offer Inter Keita to lower Milan’s €90 million asking price, but a recent report indicates that Spurs are circling the EURO 2020 winner.
Il Messaggero now claims that Antonio Conte wants to sign his former midfielder in order to boost the caliber of play at Spurs.
Since taking over at Tottenham, the Italian manager has done an outstanding job, and the addition of Barella would elevate the London team from one of the most exciting and promising, to one of the best clubs in the Premier League.
Barella is perfectly suited to playing on the right side of Liverpool’s midfield
The need for a right-sided midfielder is pressing because Liverpool already has a lot of skill on the left side of their midfield in the form of Fabio Carvalho, Thiago, Jones, and Keita.
Barella is a world-class between the lines player who can play as a box-to-box midfielder or in an advanced no.8 position. Signing him would give Liverpool tremendous depth in the engine room.
Even if it seems unlikely at this point in the transfer window, Julian Ward must prevent Spurs from signing the Italian if they make a move for him.
If Daniel Levy solidifies Tottenham’s interest through negotiations or a bid, the Reds will need to do the same thing as they did when they snatched a deal between the Londoners and Porto for Luis Diaz.