Liverpool are heading into one of their most important summer transfer windows for some time. The Reds have plenty of work to do and they can’t risk getting it wrong. Liverpool have been linked with Youri Tielemans and Leicester City are allegedly closing in on Boubakary Soumare as a potential replacement.
Gini Wijnaldum departure
There will be a gaping hole left in the midfield this summer.
After five years with the club Gini Wijnaldum will be departing on a free transfer.
The Belgian midfielder has become an instrumental part of the Reds’ midfield during Jürgen Klopp’s reign.
His work rate and determination have embodied just what the gaffer’s brand of football is all about.
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Given how many minutes he plays each season we need to find a suitable successor for him.
Liverpool want Youri Tielemans
From Teun Koopmeiners to Rodrigo De Paul, just about every talented midfielder in Europe has been linked with the Reds.
Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium has reported that Liverpool want Youri Tielemans to replace Gini Wijnaldum.
The 24-year-old Belgian star has been in fine form for the Foxes this season.
He even netted a superlative winner in the FA Cup final to top off his impressive campaign.
Should he leave we suspect that Leicester won’t let him go cheap.
Leicester City close in on Soumare
Liverpool hopes of landing Youri Tielemans could be boosted by Leicester closing in on Boubakary Soumare.
Brendan Rodgers’ side are thought to be close to sealing a deal worth up to £18m for the midfielder.
The Foxes already bringing in a potential replacement for Youri Tielemans could be a positive sign should the Reds’ interest be concrete after all.