Liverpool fans are expecting a big summer transfer window. The Reds have been miles off the pace this season. An injury crisis derailed Jürgen Klopp’s title defence and we need to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Liverpool chances of signing Raphael Varane may have been boosted by Real Madrid sealing a move for David Alaba.
Centre back summer
Forget hot girl summer. This is centre back summer.
Liverpool have no choice but to bolster the centre of their defence.
This season has been devastating for Jürgen Klopp’s back four.
Every single one of the boss’ senior centre backs has been ruled out until next season.
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Even the backup backup backups have been ruled out here and there: Nat Phillips missed the last game with a hamstring problem.
As a result the club will need to focus on solidifying the centre of defence.
The Reds brought two defenders in during the winter window but their spots in the side squad next season aren’t guaranteed.
Liverpool want Raphael Varane
This summer sees Real Madrid’s World Cup winning centre back enter the final year of his contract.
As a result plenty of clubs are being linked with a move for the Frenchman.
OKDiario recently claimed that Liverpool hold an interest in Raphael Varane.
AS supplemented these claims by reporting that Real Madrid are open to a sale but they’d want £60m for the rapid defender.
The centre back may be available for even less than that given his contract situation, Los Blancos won’t want to lose him on a free transfer in 2022.
Real Madrid sign David Alaba
The Spanish giants are allegedly already hard at work sorting their own defence out.
Sky Germany has reported that Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign David Alaba this summer.
The Austrian utility man’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he’ll be heading to La Liga on a free transfer.
Just 28-years-old the Bayern Munich defender is some coup for the Spaniards.
Liverpool hopes of Raphael Varane boosted
Madrid landing Alaba could well boost Liverpool chances of signing Raphael Varane.
Los Blancos have already signed a replacement for the Frenchman.
This could make the club more open to selling the World Cup winner.
The Reds would need plenty to go their way in order to pull of the signing.
If we did then Varane and Virgil van Dijk could form the world’s greatest centre back partnership.