Gabby Agbonlahor has urged Liverpool to get the potential signing of Youri Tielemans “over the road”, with the Leicester Metropolis star reportedly a goal for the summer season window.
With Gini Wijnaldum PSG-bound, the Reds have misplaced an integral a part of their title-winning squad, although there are issues as as to if the Premier League outfit will be capable to fork out the £55m touted determine for the Belgian’s companies.
“He’s a terrific participant and Liverpool positively want to exchange Wijnaldum. I believed they wanted one other midfielder even when Wijnaldum had stayed,” the previous Aston Villa star advised Soccer Insider.
“It’s positively one thing Liverpool have to recover from the road.
“I simply don’t see Leicester letting him go although, even when the participant wished to go. I don’t see Leicester letting any of their higher gamers go.”
With a contract not set to run out till the summer season of 2023, the Foxes might actually hardball the Merseysiders in the case of the 24-year-old.
That being stated, such an strategy might run dangers when it comes to capitalising on his worth, with sides probably prepared to see out his contract if Brendan Rodgers’ males can’t persuade the participant to stay for the long-term.
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With Tielemans a key a part of the Belgian nationwide aspect for the European Championship, it’s very seemingly that his asking value might skyrocket ought to Roberto Martinez’s males take pleasure in a profitable event.
Assuming that the £55m aforementioned payment rises solely by £10m (at least), it’s tough to see us spending over £60m – an quantity The Athletic has claimed we are attempting to boost in participant gross sales.
All of it will depend on how a lot we worth our departed No.5, after all, with us needing to not solely exchange his specific skillset but additionally his sturdiness within the centre of midfield, an space during which Liverpool are inundated with injury-prone choices.
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