Liverpool are looking at two potential bargains to replace Dejan Lovren this summer, according to reports. The Croatian will likely leave the Reds when the window opens.
But there are two other names in that report. One is Leandro Cabrera of Espanyol. The Uruguayan only moved to Catalonia in January but he could be on his way again if Espanyol go down.
If that does happen, La Razon say they’d simply want the recover the £8m they paid for him earlier in the year.
The other reported name is Zouhair Feddal. The Morrocan signed for Real Betis in 2017 and is heading into the final year of his contract. At 31, he wouldn’t command a high fee at all.
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It’s difficult to know how believable all this is. Potentially very – many things do add up.
For one, Liverpool may want to replace Lovren with another fourth-choice defender. They could do that at a profit if they recover a decent fee for Lovren, while also get someone on lower wages.
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all more than good enough to be the primary choices. In that regard, an out-and-out squad player might be all Liverpool need.
Then there’s the current economic climate. Liverpool won’t want to spend big under all this uncertainty and bargain signings make sense. Especially when you’re after a squad role.
So while these two defenders seem very random potential signings, they might be exactly what Liverpool are after.