Liverpool journalist Paul Gorst thinks that the club should be looking to sign Barcelona’s Pedri this summer following his display at the European Championship.
The 18-year-old played a crucial part in Spain’s journey to the semi-finals of the tournament, playing almost every minute of every game, and helping dictate play by completing 91.3% of his passes and leading the team in through balls (via WhoScored) on his way to winning the UEFA Young Player of the Tournament for his efforts.
And his performances seemed to leave Gorst rather impressed, as speaking on the Blood Red podcast, when asked which players from the tournament he would like to see Liverpool sign, Pedri was one of the names that he dropped:
“You’d have to say Pedri, wouldn’t you? What is he, 18 years of age? Plays like he’s played 300 senior games already, he’s going to be an absolute superstar for Barcelona and Spain for years to come. Just the archetypal Spanish midfielder, Barcelona superstar in waiting, he’s going to be some player.”
TIF Thoughts on Paul Gorst’s comments about Liverpool signing Pedri…
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With Liverpool needing to bring in a new midfielder following the exit of Georginio Wijnaldum, then Pedri is certainly a player that they should be looking to bring in to replace his control in the middle of midfield.
And at such a young age, he could go on to become one of the focal points for the club for years to come.
Furthermore, the point was made by fellow journalist Theo Squires after Gorst’s comments that Barcelona might have to sell Pedri given their financial situation at the moment.
So even though his recent performances and perceived talent might make him look like he could be important for his current club, the idea that Liverpool could end up making a deal work at some point shouldn’t be ruled out.