Liverpool are said to be in no rush to sign a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum this summer.
The Dutchman will depart the Reds to sign for PSG at the end of his contract this month. He played more minutes than any other midfielder last season, so it seems obvious that a replacement will have to be signed.
However, Fabrizio Romano has claimed that the club is in no rush to sign someone.
Instead, they will focus on extending the contracts of Alisson, Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk.
Speaking on his Here We Go podcast (via the Express), Romano said: “There is no rush on Liverpool’s end.
“There are reports about Yves Bissouma but nothing is going on. It’s the same with [Florian] Neuhaus. At the moment, there is nothing advanced.
He continued: “Their priority is sorting out new contracts for Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk. They’re working on Fabinho’s deal.”
Wijnaldum replacement important, but extending contracts even more so
While signing a replacement for Gini Wijnladum is vital this summer, it is even more important that Alisson, Fabinho and van Dijk are tied down to long-term deals.
The trio are arguably the best in the world in their respective positions.
Ensuring that they spend the rest of their peaks at Anfield is huge for Liverpool.
Signing top players is key to success, but retaining these stars for as long as possible is as well.
As long as they sort the midfield issue before the window closes, this is the right way to go about things.
There is no point in paying over the odds for somebody now when a lower price could be negotiated later.
However, Liverpool must ensure that they don’t leave it too late, as they will then be desperate and the selling clubs will know that.
Hopefully, one of them, or someone else, will be signed as soon as Liverpool secure the futures of three of their current superstars.