Liverpool have plenty of work to do this summer. Jürgen Klopp and Michael Edwards need to shift plenty of fringe players and bring in upgrades for the bench. A new forward is essential. According to Mercado Ingles, Liverpool are preparing a £32m bid for Raphinha at Leeds United.
Liverpool transfer priorities
The first thing Liverpool had to do this summer was sign a centre back.
Thankfully the Reds got their man in early, confirming the £36m signing of Ibrahima Konate shortly after the end of the season.
Now it’s time to move on the deadwood and bring in greater strength in depth.
Liverpool have to find a successor for Gini Wijnaldum given the Dutchman’s departure.
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Furthermore, a forward needs to come in to provide competition and cover for the front three.
Liverpool preparing Raphinha bid
This summer could see the Reds turn to a forward with proven Premier League experience.
Liverpool have been persistently linked with Raphinha, The Metro reported the Reds’ interest recently.
The Brazilian has been at Leeds United for one season, following an impressive campaign with Rennes which followed a season with Bruno Fernandes at Sporting.
His debut term in England saw him score six and assist nine, standing out as one of Leeds’ brightest players.
According to Mercado Ingles, Liverpool are preparing a bid for Raphinha with the fee believed to be around £32m.
What RTK has to say
We can’t speak to the validity of the source, we haven’t dealt with them before.
However, the rumour itself makes sense: the player fits Liverpool’s style of play.
He is exciting and direct, Emile Heskey told us he thinks Raphinha would be a great buy.