Liverpool in pole position to sign €50 million star at the end of the season
Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing the Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners.
The 25-year-old midfielder may leave the Italian team at the end of the current campaign after paying almost €14 million to sign on with them back in the summer of 2021.
Liverpool is looking to bolster its midfield, and they’ve identified the Dutchman as a potential acquisition.
According to Calciomercato Liverpool is in the lead to sign the player, who would cost about €50 million.
Italian powerhouse Juventus is reportedly interested in signing the Atalanta midfielder as well, but his price tag complicates the transaction for the Serie A team.
Juventus may not be able to compete with Premier League clubs in terms of finance and will likely miss out on the Champions League next season.
Liverpool are expected to lose players like Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner on free transfers at the end of the season and Jurgen Klopp will have to bring in a number of midfielders at the end of the season.
Koopmeiners could prove to be a quality acquisition and the opportunity to move to the Premier League could be a tempting proposition for him. Furthermore, he could reunite with his compatriots Virgil Van Dijk and Cody Gakpo at Anfield.
He would have the opportunity to test himself in the Premier League at a higher level while working with Klopp, which might help him develop as a player.
Koopmeiners, who has six goals and three assists this season, can play both central midfielder and defensive midfielder.