Liverpool are exploring options to sign a new centre-midfielder this month, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Reds are said to be interested in bolstering their struggling midfield in what remains of the January transfer window.
Although, Romano has claimed that they may wait until the summer to pursue their main summer target, Jude Bellingham.
Bellingham has been hotly linked with a move to Liverpool amongst other European juggernauts, but Spanish outlet Marca (via The Express) has reported that the teenager has received a verbal offer from Real Madrid.
It was obvious the Reds weren’t going to be alone in his pursuit and may force them to act earlier in January for an alternative target.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Romano revealed Liverpool’s priority of bringing in a midfielder before the deadline amid their chase of Bellingham.
He said: “Liverpool are exploring possibilities for a new midfielder to sign in these days, so let’s see if they will find the right one or they will only focus on the summer’s main target, Jude Bellingham, in the race with Man City, Chelsea and Real Madrid.
“But for sure, Liverpool are looking at the market for a potential new centre-midfielder in the final days of January.”
TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…
Liverpool have suffered deeply in midfield this season, with either injuries or poor form a key reason they’ve been well off the pace this campaign, meaning an overhaul could well be on the cards.
With James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Arthur Melo all set to leave the club in the summer with their contracts expiring, it would make sense to bring a cheaper alternative in and bed them into the side given that there appears to be little chance of Bellingham leaving Borussia Dortmund this month, with his £130m tag (via Mundo Deportivo) even out of the reach of Chelsea.
Liverpool have been linked to a plethora of midfielders with Ruben Neves, Moises Caicedo, Matheus Nunes, Sofyan Amrabat and even Fulham summer signing Joao Palhinha (via Sky Sports) all touted with a switch to Anfield amongst others.
Whether or not Liverpool can get fresh bodies into midfield with what’s left of January remains to be seen, but come the turn of the new season, you’d be shocked to not see an overhauled side, especially in midfield considering how this term has shaped up so far for the Reds.