Liverpool are closing in on signing number two this summer, with Dominik Szoboszlai on the verge of completing his move from RB Leipzig.
According to the ECHO, the midfielder will travel to Merseyside today to undergo his medical before completing his move. Liverpool triggered the $76m (£60m/€70m) clause in the midfielder’s contract in Germany on Friday, with Szoboszlai likely to sign a five-year deal at Anfield.
The 22-year-old’s arrival signals the second piece of Jürgen Klopp’s summer rebuild, although the Liverpool boss still has a long way to go. All eyes will be on who will succeed Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister, with a third midfielder out of the question.
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And according to the latest reports, Liverpool may have begun talks with the midfield target’s agent amid interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid. Meanwhile, a surprise move for a forward has also been revealed, with Arsenal and Newcastle also said to be in the running.
Here’s Liverpool.com’s verdict on the transfer rumor that has emerged around the Reds today.
Gabri Veiga (Celta Vigo)
Liverpool have reportedly held talks with Gabri Veiga’s agent over a potential move, although they could face competition from Chelsea.
According to 90min, both the Reds and Blues have approached Pini Zahavi as they push to sign Veiga, who is also said to be a target of Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Veiga is said to have a release clause worth $44m (£34m/€40m) in his contract with Celta Vigo. The 21-year-old played a big role in the La Liga club avoiding relegation last season, scoring twice in a last-minute win over Barcelona to secure their survival.
Liverpool.com said: Veiga would certainly be an exciting signing for Liverpool, although with Szoboszlai on the brink of completing his move to Anfield, you have to wonder if the young Spaniard’s profile still fits what the Reds need.
You can imagine that Liverpool’s priorities now lie in securing more defensive options, with any other midfielders potentially coming in as competition for Fabinho. With Chelsea close to offloading Mason Mount, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Veiga go to Stamford Bridge.
Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal)
Liverpool are reportedly among a host of clubs tracking Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze.
According to the journalist Rudy GalettiThe Reds, Newcastle and Arsenal are all monitoring the situation, with AC Milan said to be working on a deal for the Nigeria international, although the Italian giants consider the price tag too high at around $27 m (£22m/€25m).
Liverpool.com said: It’s hard to see Liverpool making a move for a forward anytime soon, though Szoboszlai is set to arrive to further strengthen the midfield. As previously mentioned, the Reds’ next priority is likely to be in the defensive unit, or potentially another midfielder.
Given the price quoted for Chukwueze, it could be enough to send Anfield into a frenzy. However, for now, don’t expect to see him wearing red anytime soon, unless it’s with Arsenal or AC Milan.
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