Lucas Vazquez regrets turning down an offer from Liverpool this summer, according to reports. The Spaniard struggles to feature at Real Madrid.
This comes from El Nacional. They claim that Lucas Vazquez had an offer from Liverpool this summer but turned the Reds down.
Vazquez was out of contract and could have moved to Anfield for nothing. Instead, he opted to renew with Real Madrid under new boss Carlo Ancelotti.
And the 30-year-old apparently regrets doing that. Vazquez now struggles to get games for Real, starting only three times this season and appearing in another three from the bench.
It’s hard to see how he carves out a place under Ancelotti, then, and that has him looking to Merseyside and wondering what might have been,
Lucas Vasquez rejected Liverpool offer
It’s quite clear to see how Vazquez would have fitted in at Liverpool. His ability to play both as a right-back and winger – on top of his experience – could have been very useful.
Liverpool let Xherdan Shaqiri leave this summer without a replacement, for one. Vazquez could have been back up there while adding a different kind of option as a traditional winger.
He’d almost certainly have been cover at right-back, too. Vazquez played a lot of games there last season as Dani Carvajal battled with injury and did well.
In fact, his stats last season were very impressive. Vazquez averaged 2.5 tackles per game in La Liga, while assisting five at an average of 1.8 chances created per game. You can see how that would have been useful as a right-back at Liverpool.
And it’s quite plain to see that he’d be starting against Manchester City on Sunday if he’d signed for Liverpool. Trent Alexander-Arnold is missing and Jurgen Klopp doesn’t have a perfect option as backup.
Vazquez could have slotted in very well and kept Liverpool strong against the reigning champions. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. It seems this was an outcome that didn’t really benefit anybody.