Liverpool are believed to be in the market for a midfielder this summer. Gini Wijnaldum’s departure has left a massive gap in the middle of the park. The Reds could turn to La Liga for the solution. Liverpool fans have reacted to links to Saul Niguez at Atletico Madrid.
Liverpool’s midfield has been hard hit by injuries in the past couple of seasons.
Last term we saw Thiago ruled out for some months due to a horror challenge in the Merseyside Derby.
Meanwhile Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also missed large swathes of the campaign.
Critically, Gini Wijnaldum – the only perpetually fit midfielder we have – has left the club for PSG.
As a result we need to sign a replacement for the Dutchman urgently.
Liverpool linked with Saul Niguez
There has been a flurry of reports about Atletico Madrid’s midfielder.
According to La Razon, Atletico are ready to let Liverpool sign Saul Niguez.
Meanwhile, AS has claimed that the Spanish side will sell the midfielder for just £35m.
The versatile 26-year-old has been at the Madrid club since he was a youngster.
However, he has fallen out of favour of late with the rise of Marcos Llorente seeing Saul drop down the pecking order.
Able to play on either wing, in front or behind the midfield , it is easy to understand why Jürgen Klopp would be interested in the experienced Spaniard.
Twitter reacts to rumour
It’s safe to say there’s been a mixed reaction the reports on Twitter.