Jurgen Klopp keeping close tabs on 24-year-old Serie A star

August 13, 2017

According to the Italian media sources, Liverpool got their eye on Genoa midfielder Diego Laxalt.

The highly-rated Uruguay international has spent the past four years plying his trade in the Serie A after initially heading to Italian with Inter Milan.

Following that £2m switch he enjoyed loan spells with Empoli, Bologna and Genoa over the subsequent three seasons.

Diego Laxalt sealed a permanent move to Genoa last season and he subsequently made 36 appearances as Ivan Juric’s side avoided relegation.

The impressive performances of the 24-year-old seem to have turned heads, with three clubs including Liverpool now credited with interest in him.

The reports from Italian outlet Il Secolo XIX claim that Fiorentina are also keen on Laxalt. They are not thought to have made a bid for him yet though.

Another of Genoa’s domestic rivals, AS Roma, are believed to be tracking Laxalt too.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are apparently keeping tabs on him as well. However, Il Secolo XIX say Genoa head coach Juric is determined to keep hold of Laxalt.

And it would therefore take a “spectacular offer” to prise him away. Juric is understood to have a list of potential replacements for Laxalt drawn up though.

They include Newcastle’s Achraf Lazaar, Pescara’s Cristiano Biraghi and Napoli’s Ivan Strinic.