Liverpool have a few loose ends to tie up before the start of the new season. The Reds have sold a centre back, leaving them one short in the heart of the defence. The question is: will Jürgen Klopp invest in a new fourth choice? Will the board back him? According to reports in Spain, Liverpool are ‘considering’ a bid for Diego Carlos from Sevilla.
Who is Diego Carlos?
Sevilla signed Diego Carlos from Nantes in June 2019 for a fee of £11.7m.
The Brazilian, now 27-years-old, impressed in his first season in the middle of the Sevilla defence.
The centre back was integral to the club’s Europa League success, even if he did concede a penalty in the final.
Having impressed in his 35 La Liga appearances, the defender is said to have caught the eye of clubs across Europe.
Marca has claimed that the Sevilla man has a release clause of €70m.
Liverpool considering Diego Carlos move
Marca has once again linked Liverpool with a move for Diego Carlos.
The Spanish outlet has claimed that Manchester City are interested in the defender but Liverpool and Manchester United are also ‘considering’ a move for the player.
This comes after Marca reported in April that Jürgen Klopp believes Carlos to be the ‘perfect signing’ and an ‘ideal’ partner for Virgil van Dijk.
What RTK has to say
Spending so much on a defender doesn’t seem to make sense.
The 27-year-old isn’t an upgrade on Joe Gomez and he has shown that he can lose his head in big games.
The penalty he gave away against Romelu Lukaku wasn’t even a close run thing, it was a bad foul, it was brash.
We don’t need to spend megabucks on a player who would bring us back to the calamity crew days of Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho.
Fingers crossed there’s little truth to this rumour, if there is truth to it then hopefully he’ll prove us wrong.