Liverpool are going to have to make some signings this summer. The Reds are in dire need of reinforcements after a disappointing campaign left the side scrambling for a top four finish. A midfielder will have to come in to replace Gini Wijnaldum; reported Liverpool target Rodrigo De Paul had a storming season in Serie A.
Wijnaldum replacement needed
Liverpool will need to sign a midfielder this summer or they risk leaving a gaping hole in the middle.
The Reds are set to lose Gini Wijnaldum on a free transfer and he will take some replacing.
The Dutchman has played more minutes in midfield than any other Liverpool player under Jürgen Klopp.
His importance cannot be overstated, his loss will be felt greatly. To not bring in a successor would be a highly risky decision.
Liverpool want Rodrigo De Paul
Who will replace Gini is anybody’s guess, there’s certainly been plenty of rumours.
According to Il Milanista, Liverpool are leading the race for Rodrigo De Paul.
The 27-year-old Argentinian midfielder has been starring for Udinese this season.
According to Tutto Udinese the playmaker would cost around £42m.
Star season for Rodrigo de Paul
This campaign has been another impressive one for De Paul.
The Udinese star was ranked by WhoScored as the sixth best performing player in Serie A, notching an average rating of 7.41.
He finished the campaign with nine goals and nine assists having pulled the strings in the middle all season.
Despite how impressive his numbers are they don’t do him justice, his vision and passing ability aren’t easily quantified by assists.
He would be a slightly different direction to take as a Wijnaldum replacement but he would be an exciting signing nonetheless.