Liverpool could still complete £68m transfer plan as Real Madrid truth comes to light
In an effort to rejuvenate an aging midfield, Liverpool had an exciting summer transfer window planned for 2022. The Reds pursued Aurelien Tchouameni.
Despite reports of a £68 million bid, the Merseysiders ultimately lost out to Real Madrid’s interest.
However, there is perhaps one indication that the move may not ultimately be to Carlo Ancelotti’s liking because the head coach acknowledged some positional concerns with the Frenchman.
“Tchouameni is not comfortable if he plays with another DM in a midfield 3, Camavinga is better under that aspect,” the Italian Real Madrid TV (via Madrid Universal).
“A double pivot of Camavinga and Tchouameni? It could be an idea for the future.”
If contracts are not renewed, up to three midfielders (excluding loan star Arthur Melo) may permanently leave the AXA training facility at the end of the current campaign.
As a result, if we want to enter the next campaign at a higher level of readiness, it will be a problem of quantity as well as quality in terms of necessary incomings.
In 2023, Jude Bellingham will continue to be Jurgen Klopp’s top priority, but it could be worthwhile to monitor Tchouameni’s status in the Spanish city in case questions over his role in the midfield three remain.
Though we are aware of their existence, it’s unlikely that we’ll end up stealing the former Monaco player from the Champions League holders any time soon.