Liverpool Round-Up: Dutch Defender on Radar, Transfer Boost, New Contract Offer For Wijnaldum

By | December 4, 2020

Liverpool set to make £27m offer for Dutch defender

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to pay £27m to secure services of Ajax centre-back Perr Schuurs when the transfer window will be re-opened in January.

With Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk both suffering season ending injuries, Jurgen Klopp has often used Fabinho in their place at the back.

However, the Mersyeside Reds midfield has now started to become stretched, leaving German boss to give more thought to new additions at the midway point of the season.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the Merseyside Reds may follow up their interest in Dutch prospect Schuurs.

The 21-year-old, who only has 19 months left on his current deal, has established himself as a regular in the centre of Ajax’s defence this campaign.

Liverpool allegedly feel that a bid of £27m will be enough to get a deal over the line.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are still ‘seriously thinking’ about signing Ozan Kabak in winter. Liverpool have linked with Schalke player several times.

It is noted that Turkey international could be allowed to leave Bundesliga giants in winter for a cut-price amount of €25m, due to the German club’s current financial issues. AC Milan are also seen as a strong contender sign Ozan, but the Merseyside giants appear to be right in the mix, too.

The Turkish centre-back would be the perfect addition in many ways, considering he is still just 20, and therefore wouldn’t expect to be playing every week

Liverpool tipped to sign world-class No.7 forward ahead of Real Madrid

Liverpool have been backed to beat La Liga giants Real Madrid in the race to secure services of PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe, should the talented Frenchman look to depart from PSG for pastures new.

The 21-year-old forward has been continually rumoured with a transfer away from Ligue 1 champions for a window forthcoming, with the La Liga heavyweights often mentioned in the same breath.

The Merseyside Reds are sometimes sprinkled in there too, however, no credible source is yet to claim the Premier League giants are interested in pursuing France international forward.

According to ex-England man Kevin Phillips, the Merseyside Reds could have an advantage over Real Madrid – and anyone else interested – with Jurgen Klopp at the helm.

“I think Klopp can persuade Mbappe to come,” he told Football Insider. “It is all well and good playing for PSG but he is playing against nobody. As a player, come and challenge yourself in the Premier League.

“Come to the best league in the world. Come to one of the best clubs in the world and challenge yourself against top defenders week in, week out.

“If one of their front three were to move on – what a player Mbappe would be for Liverpool. Klopp has enough pulling power to convince any player.”

The Frenchman is one of the very best players in the world and would be a perfect addition to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Liverpool dealt huge blow as 30-year-old midfielder turns down new contract offer

Liverpool have reportedly handed a huge blow in their pursuit of Gini Wijnaldum to a new deal as the Dutch midfielder has rejected their offer of an extension.

According to Corriere dello Sport, as transcribed by Tribal Football, 30-year-old midfielder has rejected Liverpool’s latest contract offer and looks like to leave the club on a free transfer next summer with Barcelona seems to be his favoured destination.

The report suggests that Dutchman is keen on to make a move to Spanish giants to link up with his former national team head-coach Ronald Koeman, with Inter Milan also lurking as a potential suitor.

Losing 30-year-old midfielder could be a massive blow to Jurgen Klopp’s side because of how important he has been to Jurgen Klopp’s success at the club. No midfielder has played more minutes for the Mersyeside Reds across the last three campaigns than Wijnaldum, showing how much Klopp trusts him to do a job in the midfield area.

There is still just over a month to go until the winter transfer window, when he can sign a pre-contract with another foreign club, so the Mersyeside Reds do have time to convince him to stay.

Klopp and Michael Edwards have around four weeks to persuade Dutch midfielder to sign an extension and it will be interesting to see how this one plays out between now and the end of the winter transfer window.