Liverpool are back in the gossip pages and this particular rumour has rubbed some fans up the wrong way. The Reds are allegedly looking to the future when it comes to sorting out the midfield. According to The Mirror, Liverpool have made initial contact over the signing of Pedri.
Who is Pedri?
18-year-old centre midfielder Pedri is one of the brightest talents in the Spanish La Liga.
The teenager has been a regular fixture in Ronald Koeman’s midfield this season.
The youngster was signed from Las Palmas in 2020 and is seen by some as the future of the Catalan club’s midfield.
This term has seen Pedri make 22 starts and eight sub appearances, popping up in the middle of the park as well as on both wings.
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Liverpool linked with Pedri
The youngster’s potential has attracted attention.
According to The Mirror, Liverpool have made their interest in Pedri known.
The outlet has claimed that Barcelona are moving to give the teenager a new deal which would raise his release clause from £70m to £350m.
The Reds are said to be aware that the teenager won’t come cheap but they won’t be deterred by his hefty price tag.
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Barcelona fans aren’t happy about the prospect of losing the teenager.
He is seen as crucial to reestablishing the great club as one of the dominant forces in European football.
Given the experience he’s getting at such a young age it’s understandable why fans have such high hopes for him.
The Reds have been told to back off by Barcelona fans, some laughing the story off and some proposing ridiculous fees.