This summer we can expect Liverpool to focus nearly exclusively on young players, particularly those ages 24-years-old or younger. The Reds have a first team all reaching their peak and all tied down to long term contracts. One reported Liverpool target is Sandro Tonali but The Reds’ pursuit could be dealt a blow if Brescia owner Massimo Cellino gets his way.
Liverpool are just one of a number of sides linked with a move for Sandro Tonali.
Goal reported The Reds interest in the midfielder back in January.
The player’s chairman famously slapped a €300m price tag on the youngster with the teenager dubbed the next Andrea Pirlo.
However, his actual price tag is thought to be closer to the €50m mark.
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At just 19-years-old he has become a pivotal figure for Brescia. He has started 23 games in the Italian Serie A this season, registering five assists and scoring one goal.
A deep lying playmaker, he is noted for his vision and extraordinary passing ability, much like his predecessor, Pirlo.
It is widely believed that this is his last season with Brescia, particularly given that his side are rock bottom of the table and are nine points from safety.
However, as reported in The Guardian, Brescia owner Massimo Cellino has called for the Serie A season to be cancelled.
If the season is indeed voided then he may be able to hold onto his top prospect for another season as Brescia’s place in the top flight would be secure.
Brescia being relegated would undoubtedly be a major boost for Liverpool in their pursuit of Tonali. The Italian side would find it hard to convince him to stay and would have to sell players to balance the books.
Thankfully, the season being voided is unlikely and it will likely be completed at a later date, like the Premier League.