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AC Milan set to sign Sandro Tonali, have Liverpool missed out?

Liverpool have had a quiet summer transfer window thus far. The Reds have offloaded Dejan Lovren and brought in Kostas Tsimikas, despite rumours linking Jürgen Klopp’s side with a galaxy of stars. One reported Reds target has recently agreed a deal to switch clubs with AC Milan bagging Sandro Tonali. Have Liverpool missed a trick not signing Tonali?

AC Milan have agreed to sign Sandro Tonali. Have Liverpool missed a trick with this one? (Photo by Danilo Di Giovanni/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Liverpool interest in Tonali

Back in January, Goal reported that Liverpool still held an interest in Sandro Tonali.

The Italian midfielder had been a shining light for a struggling Brescia side, a side which was eventually relegated this season.

The wonderkid, who turned 20-years-old in May, registered seven assists from defensive midfield this campaign.

Milan signing Tonali

It has now been widely reported that AC Milan has agreed a deal to sign Sandro Tonali.

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Sky Sports have said that the move will be a one-year-loan with an option to buy for an eventual fee of €30m, around £26.8m.

 

The youngster was in high demand with Sky Sports claiming that Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea were all interested in his signature.

Inter Milan are said to have been in pole position for his signing before turning their attention to Arturo Vidal.

Have Reds missed a trick?

Sandro Tonali could go on to be one of the finest midfielders of his generation, if you believe the hype.

So, have Liverpool missed a trick not signing Sandro Tonali?

At 20-years-old he already has a wealth of first team experience with an incredible 89 first team appearances for Brescia.

Given that his mountain of appearances would have given Michael Edwards and co enough to analyse, we can only assume that they weren’t convinced.

The Reds don’t have a great history with Italian holding midfielders, some are still recovering from the Alberto Aquilani years.

It will be interesting to see how this one pans out, if he impressed at Milan then could another side swoop in before the next season? The report says option to buy, not obligation to buy.

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