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Liverpool: Campbell expects ‘bidding war’ for club-target Amrabat

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Kevin Campbell has stated that he expects ‘a bidding war’ for Fiorentina midfielder and Liverpool target, Sofyan Amrabat.

Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell has tipped the Moroccan to be a ‘very good signing’ for the Reds should they land him.

Amrabat has just finished a very successful campaign with Morocco at the World Cup. The African side made it all the way to the semi-finals where they were knocked out by France.

Sky journalist, Florian Plettenberg tweeted that Liverpool were in ‘talks’ for the services of the 26-year-old. However, Calciomercato has reported that Tottenham Hotspur as well as the Reds have an interest in the player.

Campbell stated, “The Liverpool fans have been going crazy about this midfield for a while now.

“They’ve got to get players in who are fresh, who are young – and Amrabat fits that bill.

“He’d be a good signing if Liverpool could get him.

“But I’m expecting a bidding war after what I’ve seen at this World Cup. He’s been one of the outstanding players.

“He protects the defence, he uses the ball well – and his stock is just rising and rising.”

TIF’s view on Campbell’s comments…

We believe that Amrabat would be a fantastic addition to Liverpool’s midfield. He’s proving to be one best midfielders in Europe when it comes to stopping shots on the pitch.

The Fiorentina man, ranks in the top 9% for blocks made in the past year when compared to other midfielders in Europe’s top five leagues, the Champions League and Europa League (FBref).

Liverpool really need to rejuvenate in their midfield options, the Reds have three midfielders that are over the age of 30. In addition, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both out of contract this summer.

Amrabat is 26-years-old which means he could be at Liverpool’s disposal for a number of years. His showing at the World Cup proves that he can perform on the big stage.

It could well be a war for his signature, but Liverpool need to make sure they freshen up their squad so they don’t fall behind the other Premier League sides.

The Reds are currently sixth in the Premier League and 15 points off the top spot. They will want to make sure that missing out on the top four doesn’t become a regularity.

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