Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara’s future is reportedly in doubt after backing out of contract talks with his current club.
The 29-year-old midfielder is said to want a new challenge and Liverpool are talked up as a potential destination as Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the footballer.
Alcantara has been a world-class performer for Bavarians down the years, and his superb range of passing and intelligent play could make him an ideal fit for Reds style of play.
Liverpool could perhaps benefit from more creativity in the middle of the park, with most of their current threat coming from their attack-minded full-backs.
Alcantara, however, could give the Merseyside giants another option in tighter games, with the former Barcelona man likely to be an upgrade on the likes of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who haven’t really lived up to expectations at Anfield.
Spain international would likely cost nearly £43m, citing his current value, but they add that his current Bayern deal expires in 2021, which might mean Liverpool can get him on the cheap.
It remains to be seen how much the Merseyside giants can afford big-name signings this summer due to the economic impact of the covid pandemic.