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Report: Liverpool want to sign Lorenzo Pellegrini, Barcelona left behind

Liverpool are in need of a midfielder this summer. The Reds have lost a key man from the side and he needs replacing. Liverpool are happy to sign Lorenzo Pellegrini by paying his release clause according to reports in Italy.

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Who is Lorenzo Pellegrini?

24-year-old Italian Lorenzo Pellegrini plays in centre midfield.

The international footballer is captain of Roma and understandably so, he was a leading light for his side last term.

He netted seven goals and bagged six assists across 30 starts and four sub appearances.

Known for his eye for a pass, ability for shooting from distance and astute sense for interceptions, he is the ideal middle man.

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The midfielder has been capped 17 times by Italy. However, injury has kept him from Euro 2020.

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Liverpool happy to pay Lorenzo Pellegrini fee

The midfielder enters the final year of his contract this summer.

As a result there is plenty of interest in the playmaker’s signature.

Liverpool want to sign Lorenzo Pellegrini. The Reds would do this by paying his £26m release clause according to Calciomercato.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are keen on the player but are £10m short of affording the clause.

Due to this interest, Roma are negotiating a contract extension with the midfielder. However, there is said to be no agreement in sight.

What RTK has to say

Liverpool need to sign a Gini Wijnaldum replacement.

Lorenzo Pellegrini could be the man for the job.

However, there are a number of other targets out there. The Reds are intent on signing Florian Neuhaus according to Sky Germany.

Consequently, we will just sit back and let Michael Edwards work his magic. He’ll make the right call.

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