Liverpool have reportedly made an approach to sign Iker Muniain from Athletic Bilbao as the forward’s contract expires in June 2019.

Xherdan Shaqiri joined the Reds for £13million in the 2018 summer transfer window and although he is now occupying a deeper, more creative role than he was used to at any of his previous clubs, Liverpool are well stocked in wide attacking areas.

If you count the Swiss attacker, the Reds have three quality wingers and although more depth is always needed, I doubt that Jurgen Klopp has another wide forward very high on his transfer list.

With that in mind, Marca report that Iker Muniain has been the subject of an approach from Liverpool with the Spaniard’s contract with Bilbao expiring in June.

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In 357 appearances for the La Liga outfit, Muniain has scored 51 goals and provided 35 assists. He’s not exactly what you would call prolific but Marca via SportWitness, claim that Liverpool have made an ‘official approach’ regarding the player’s availability.

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Various reports have claimed that Muniain is close to signing a new deal with Bilbao but with a deal yet to be signed, there is still uncertainty over his future which is fuelling talk of a move away from the Basque club.

Liverpool’s priority in the transfer market, however, is to sign a creative midfielder after a £53million move for Nabil Fekir in the summer fell through but there is little to suggest Klopp will make any moves in the January transfer window.

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