Liverpool are going to have to strengthen the midfield this summer. We can’t repeat the mistake we made with Dejan Lovren. One Premier League star has been persistently linked. According to reports in Belgium, Leicester City star Youri Tielemans is desperate to sign for Liverpool in a £64m deal.
Dejan Lovren mistake
Last summer the Reds sold long serving centre back Dejan Lovren to Zenit.
Liverpool opted not to replace the Croatian defender.
The decision was seen as a gamble as it left the Reds with just three senior centre backs.
All three senior centre backs were ruled out for the season due to injury.
As a result the gamble backfired massively and completely derailed our title defence.
This summer Liverpool lost Gini Wijnaldum to PSG on a free transfer.
We need to learn from last summer’s mistake and replace the Dutchman urgently.
Youri Tielemans wants Liverpool move
The Reds could turn to the Premier League for Gini Wijnaldum’s replacement.
According to Voetbal24 in Belgium, Youri Tielemans has his heart set on signing for Liverpool.
The outlet has claimed the Reds would have to splash out around £64m to bring in the midfielder.
Meanwhile it is stated that the 24-year-old has already informed all parties that it’s his wish to move to Anfield.
Voetbal24 go as far as to claim that the transfer could be completed quickly.
What RTK has to say
Youri Tielemans would fit Liverpool like a glove.
Imagine him in the midfield with Thiago, the control we’d have.
However, whether the Reds are prepared to stump up £64m is another matter entirely.
A more affordable option such as Florian Neuhaus appears more likely.