Deal close! – Liverpool could now ‘reach creative agreement’ to sign £50m star at Anfield
Liverpool could succeed in attempting to sign a transfer target without having to fork out the entirety of his £50million asking price
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp clapping
Liverpool could ‘reach an agreement’ and lure Romeo Lavia to Anfield by heading to Southampton with a proposal which includes a ‘creative formula’, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has exclusively told GIVEMESPORT.
Having already strengthened his squad with the additions of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai for £35million and £60million respectively, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is looking to draft in further reinforcements during the remainder of the summer window.
Liverpool transfer news – Romeo Lavia
According to talkSPORT, Liverpool are preparing to test Southampton’s resolve by launching an opening offer for Lavia.
The report suggests the Merseyside giants have moved ahead of Chelsea in the race for the Belgium international’s signature, but Saints are seeking £50million following their relegation to the Championship.
Transfer insider Dean Jones recently told GIVEMESPORT that Liverpool are the ‘frontrunners’ to recruit Lavia, having already shown a willingness to splash the cash since the summer window opened for business.
It is understood that the Reds have made inroads ahead of potentially heading to the negotiating table as they have held discussions with the teenager’s representatives.
But Lavia would reportedly prefer to join Arsenal instead of Liverpool or Chelsea ahead of the upcoming campaign due to Champions League action being on offer at the Emirates Stadium.
What has Fabrizio Romano said about Lavia?
Romano understands that Southampton are holding out for £50million after Lavia has attracted widespread interest following their relegation from the Premier League.
But the respected journalist is aware that including add-ons or players who are surplus to requirements at Anfield in the deal could allow Liverpool to land the 19-year-old for less than that figure.
When asked for an update on Liverpool’s pursuit of the central midfielder, Romano told GIVEMESPORT: “For Romeo Lavia, the price tag is around £50million.
“But sources believe that maybe, with some add-ons or with a creative formula such as including some players, they can find a way with Southampton to reach an agreement.”