Liverpool may struggle to find the ideal signing as they search for a midfielder in the transfer window. The Reds will leave it late.
Liverpool apparently want a midfielder in the transfer window – but that shouldn’t be a surprise. Gini Wijnaldum officially leaves the club next month, leaving a gaping hole in their midfield options.
Surely, they’ll replace him with someone. The only question is who.
There are certainly plenty of links. The latest is Florian Neuhaus, per the Mirror. Gazzetta Dello Sport say it’ll be Nicolo Barella. Goal believes Yves Bissouma could come in. Then there are reports from Mundo Deportivo that Liverpool want Lorenzo Pellegrini.
The Reds aren’t running out to buy someone immediately, though. They don’t have the money to do that.
The Athletic says Liverpool must sell players in order to buy new ones. They’ll need to wait until they’ve shipped a few off before signing their Wijnaldum replacement, then.
And that waiting game may cost them primary targets.
Liverpool want a midfielder this transfer window
We named four midfielders Liverpool reportedly want there. All four are already running into problems.
The most obvious example comes in the very same Pellegrini report – Barcelona also want him and have made an approach. They appear to have the jump on Liverpool.
Bissouma could be a tough one to get, too, as Football London claim he’s asked his agents to push forward with a move to Arsenal.
There are reports in Germany that Bayern want Neuhaus and want a deal in place for next summer.
Then there’s Barella. We believe Liverpool could lose their small window to sign him in just a few weeks.
This is the cost of waiting around. While we do believe Liverpool can benefit from the wait in some ways, it will hurt if all of their top targets are heading elsewhere by then.
The way things are going, they’ll be left with scraps by the time they’ve got their funds together.