According to noted journalist Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool have not undertaken ‘concrete conversations’ with Fulham player Joao Palhinha this summer
THE DETAILS: PALHINHA SHINES FOR FULHAM
The 27-year-old joined Craven Cottage from Sporting CP last summer and has made an immediate impact, proving to be a vital figure in their surprising quest for European football rather than relegation.
Palhinha has been a tremendously powerful figure in Fulham’s midfield, averaging an eye-catching 4.2 tackles per game in the Premier League across 24 games, and he has been undoubtedly one of the division’s top performers in his position.
Apart from his tackling prowess, the Portuguese has also scored three goals and averaged 2.1 aerial duel wins per game, demonstrating his all-around talent in the middle of the park.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for Palhinha in recent days, as Jurgen Klopp looks for midfield reinforcements during the summer transfer window, and a new update on his future has now emerged.
THE MOST RECENT: NO CONCRETE TALKS YET
Romano stated to Caught Offside that no actual negotiations had taken place, whether from the Reds or Manchester United:
THE VERDICT: THIS WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT SIGNING.
Palhinha’s performances for Fulham this season make you question why bigger clubs weren’t interested in him last summer, with statisticians hailing him as ‘amazing’ on Twitter due to his league-leading tackling abilities.
If both he and Jude Bellingham were brought in, Liverpool would suddenly resemble a different beast in the middle of the park, and the entire team would benefit as a result.