Gleison Bremer will join Juventus, according to reports. The deal shows how Liverpool missed a true bargain 18 months ago.
Fabrizio Romano claims that Gleison Bremer will leave Torino for city rivals Juventus. The centre-back costs Juve around £34m as a fixed fee, with add-ons on top of that.
Bremer was widely expected to leave Torino this summer, though Inter were supposedly his destination. That was the line from Goal a few months ago, though the Telegraph claimed Leicester City would move.
Juventus weren’t really mentioned as being in the running. It’s them, however, who secure one of the best defenders in Serie A – a fine replacement for Matthijs de Ligt.
In fact, Serie A named Bremer as the outright best defender in the league last season. He fulfilled enormous potential with his displays. Potential that Liverpool reportedly saw back in 2020.
Gleison Bremer to Juventus
Go back to the winter transfer window in 2021 and Liverpool had a clear priority. They wanted a centre-back, as all three of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip would miss the second half of the season.
Corriere Granata claimed at the time that Bremer was on their list. Torino wanted around £5.4m to sell the player who wasn’t playing at his current level just yet.
Liverpool, however, chose not to make a permanent signing beyond Ben Davies from Preston North End. Ozan Kabak joined on loan but it seems the Reds merely waited to make Ibrahima Konaté their star defensive signing. Bremer remained with Torino.
And it’s worth mentioning that the Goal report above claims Liverpool retained an interest through to this summer. We didn’t see any room for the player but that isn’t to say a deal wouldn’t have made sense.
As it is, Bremer will move to Juventus for nearly seven times what Liverpool could have signed him for back in early 2021. You’ve got to say they missed out on a bargain there – but Konaté’s good enough that we can quickly understand.