Matthijs de Ligt would consider an offer from Liverpool if they were to come in for him this summer.
That’s according to calciomercato.it, who claim that The Reds are one of only four clubs the Dutchman would consider leaving Juventus for.
de Ligt is currently in discussions with the Italian giants over a new contract. However, he is reportedly unwilling to accept their offer of £6.4m per year.
This would be a reduction on his current £10m per year, which he is claimed to be looking for again. Should Liverpool be interested in signing the 22-year-old, this would also reportedly be his demands on Merseyside.
Should he fail to agree terms, Juventus would reportedly be looking to move de Ligt on. Along with Liverpool, the Holland international would reportedly ‘say yes’ to PSG, Manchester City and Real Madrid.
Manchester United are also credited with an interest, although there have reportedly been no official approaches from any side.
Van Dijk gives seal of approval
This isn’t the first mention of de Ligt in connection to Liverpool. However, it feels a little too much like a play from agents to get the best deal possible for the player at Juventus.
The centre-back cost Juve £68m when joining from Ajax in 2019. Although he hasn’t exactly been a roaring success in Turin, he’s still only twenty-two. After losing Giorgio Chiellini, surely the Old Lady will do everything possible to keep their star defender.
That said, we certainly wouldn’t be against a move to Anfield. He is the natural successor to Virgil Van Dijk for the Dutch national team and could perform a similar role at Liverpool.
By the sound of it Van Dijk would also welcome the chance to join up with his countryman. Back in 2018 Virgil called the then 18-year-old ‘excellent’ via 90min.
Over the intervening four years, the two have played regularly alongside each other. To have a partnership with such an understanding would be good for Liverpool.
Nevertheless, Liverpool are already well stocked with partners for Van Dijk. In the burgeoning talents of Ibrahima Konate, The Reds already posses one of the continents most promising centre-backs.
Given the fee to get him out of Turin, the wages he’d command and the lack of necessity, this feels like a non-starter.
Of course he’d consider an offer from Liverpool, which player wouldn’t? For now though, it’s unlikely that Liverpool would consider him.