The 2023 summer market promises to be exciting, creating a fierce ‘arms’ race among European giants. Jude Bellingham is one of the faces that receive the most attention right now.
Liverpool, Arsenal, Real Madrid… have all been linked to the English midfielder by the press over the past time. However, according to a report from The Guardian, The Kop has withdrawn from the race to recruit Bellingham.
The biggest reason comes from the expensive transfer fee of the Borussia Dortmund star (more than 100 million pounds). The Kop do not want to spend too much money on a young talent with potential like Bellingham.
Crossing the name Bellingham, the Anfield team will turn their eyes to other possible alternative targets. The Mirror has listed top-class central midfielders on Liverpool’s shortlist.
1. Conor Gallagher
Gallagher is a Chelsea player on Liverpool’s radar. The 23-year-old midfielder is highly likely to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, thereby helping the home team earn a significant amount of money.
According to Mirror, Klopp highly appreciates the talent and fighting spirit of the Chelsea midfielder. Gallagher has impressed with Charlton, Swansea, West Brom and Crystal Palace on loan.
2. Moises Caicedo
Last January, Caicedo was very close to Arsenal. Unfortunately, the deal failed when Brighton was determined not to sell the Ecuadorian star. Summer 2023 becomes the right time to help Caicedo change his shirt color.
Liverpool emerged as a possible landing with Caicedo. Coach Jurgen Klopp needs to add an ‘anchor’ in the midfield in the context of Fabinho’s recent decline.
At the age of 21, Caicedo promises to be a long-term investment with The Kop. The transfer fee of the Ecuadorian player is about 70 million pounds.
3. Matheus Nunes
Nunes is the next name likely to land at Anfield this summer. The Portuguese midfielder made an impression when he occupied a main kick in the Wolves shirt.
“I think Nunes is a better deal than Jude Bellingham. In fact, Liverpool will help raise the bar, open up great opportunities for Nunes. The Kop is the best place for him. A deal with a price. medium, attractive to Nunes and Wolves,” journalist Dean Jones shared with GIVEMESPORT.
4. Ryan Gravenberch
The young Dutch midfielder was once considered the future of football in the land of tulips. However, his career has shown signs of slowing down since arriving at Bayern Munich. Finding a new challenge is an option worth considering for Ryan.
Liverpool promises to help the 20-year-old midfielder “makeover” in his career. The summer of 2023 became the moment to decide Ryan’s future. A young midfielder, rich in potential, the investment contract for the future with Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.
5. Youri Tielemans
Rich experience in the Premier League is a big plus for Tielemans. The Belgian midfielder has long caught the eye of many big misters. Tielemans will most likely bid farewell to the Foxes when the 2022/2023 season ends.
Tielemans is a possible suggestion for Klopp and Liverpool scouts. The former AS Monaco player will add creativity and the ability to hold the ball to the midfield of The Kop.
Mr. Nguyen | 22:49 April 12, 2023