Liverpool are going to have to invest in the midfield this summer. The Reds have lost a key player and we can’t afford not to replace him. A recent report from Spain could see Michael Edwards handed a boost in the reported Liverpool pursuit of Saul.
The Reds have been left in the lurch in the middle of the park.
Gini Wijnaldum has left for PSG on a free transfer, ending a five year stay at the club.
Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita have struggled for fitness for years.
When you combine the aforementioned duo’s injury record with just how many games Gini Wijnaldum played the need for a replacement becomes clear.
Update on Liverpool pursuit of Saul
The Reds have been persistently linked with a few defenders with one Spaniard in particular regularly mentioned.
According to Mundo Deportivo in Spain, Liverpool have had a £34m bid for Saul rejected.
The same publication has now claimed that Barcelona will offer Antoine Griezmann in an exchange deal for the midfielder.
Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo has further stated that Atletico are keen to get the player offloaded immediately with the Mattress Makers desperate to resolve the situation.
Michael Edwards advantage
If Atleti are indeed intent on getting this wrapped up immediately then we could see Michael Edwards handed an advantage.
One of the best negotiators in the game, the sporting director spotting a sign of weakness could turn the tables.
Edwards can storm in with a take-it-or-leave-it offer which may be below Atleti’s valuation but if they are indeed intent on sorting this out sooner rather than later then they could be tempted to give in.