Due to their great ties, Liverpool might pull off a fantastic double swoop for two of the best midfielders next summer
Due to players having expiring contracts, the Reds are expected to make a midfield acquisition in the next summer. Jude Bellingham is widely reported to be their top target.
According to reports from Portugal, they have already lined up a few prospective recruits, and their good relationships with agents and clubs may put them in a great position to close those deals.
Given the caliber of the names named, it’s undoubtedly an intriguing possibility.
Both Wolves’ Matheus Nunes and Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez are young, extraordinarily brilliant athletes who possess traits that will unquestionably revitalize and reenergize their midfields.
Liverpool’s midfield choices at the start of the following season might appear considerably different, and that might be exactly what they need.
According to the most recent sources from the most dependable source in Brazil, Uol, Liverpool is considering a double signing of Nunes and Fernandez next summer. They point to Liverpool’s connection to Jorge Mendes as a crucial component in closing those transactions.
The star player for Benfica thus far this season has been Fernandez, who was just called up to the Argentina national team for the upcoming international break. The 21-year-old only joined from River Plate in the summer but has already had a successful debut in Europe.
He’s been all action and loves receiving the ball this season for Benfica, with a pass success rate of 89.2%, 2.3 shoots per game, 2.5 tackles, 1.2 critical passes, 9.8 long balls per 90, and 102 passes per game.
Watch his Champions League performance this week against Juventus; he clearly has great skill.
Although Liverpool will not meet his €120 million release clause due to their strong relationship with Mendes, a deal is still possible.
With teams like Chelsea, Manchester United, and Real Madrid interested in Jude Bellingham’s services next summer, it could be a good idea to have a “Plan B” alternative in case they don’t acquire their top target.
When you consider that they missed out on Aurelien Tchouameni to Real Madrid this summer despite the Frenchman being viewed as their top target, this becomes even more clear.
They were unsuccessful in acquiring another midfielder after losing out on him until the deadline, when Arthur Melo was acquired on a loan deal.
He’s been referred to as a “panic buy” by some, and the Reds won’t want that to happen again considering that the midfield will likely change next summer when James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita’s contracts expire.
Additionally, Thiago will turn 32 next summer, and his history of injuries makes it clear that he cannot be counted on week in and week out. Additionally, Fabinho is the only senior natural defensive midfielder at the team, so Klopp will undoubtedly require alternatives.