Liverpool To Go Head-To-Head With Tottenham As Klopp Eyes £60m-Rated Duo

By on July 13, 2016

The summer transfer window is now open for business so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Liverpool are linked with two Newcastle stars…..

Liverpool are eyeing Newcastle United midfield duo Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum as Jurgen Klopp looks to further strengthen his squad this summer, according to the Mirror.

Klopp has already brought in four new players this summer as he tries to put his own stamp on the Liverpool squad following his arrival back in October but the German coach is expected to make further additions to his midfield options over the coming weeks.

With the futures of Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva uncertain and attacker Jordon Ibe set to join Bournemouth, the Reds are in the market for midfield reinforcements and the Mirror claim that Sissoko and Wijnaldum are on Klopp’s radar.

Sissoko has just seen his stock rise following some impressive displays at Euro 2016 with the Express reporting last week that Tottenham are among the clubs showing a keen interest in signing the French international.

Mauricio Pochettino is also on the look out for an attacking midfielder ahead of the north Londoners assault on the Champions League next season and Sissoko is one of several names understood to be on the Argentinean’s hit-list.

However, the likes of Liverpool and Spurs are being put off after Newcastle reportedly placed a £35m price-tag on the 26-year-old’s head, so the Magpies are going to have to lower their expectations in order for a deal to be agreed.

Wijnaldum is another international who is expected to leave St James’ Park following Newcastle’s relegation to the Championship but once again Liverpool face competition from Tottenham as the Mirror reported at the weekend that Pochettino was also eyeing the Dutch star.

The 26-year-old enjoyed an excellent debut season in England after scoring 11 goals for doomed Newcastle following his move from PSV Eindhoven last summer so he’d be a solid addition to any top flight squad.

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However, the Mirror claim that Rafa Benitez’s side value the midfielder at around £25m which could once again prove prohibitive for the likes of Liverpool or Tottenham.

So it looks like the two Premier League giants are ready to go head-to-head over two Newcastle midfielders this summer but any potential deals may require the Geordies to lower their £60m valuation of the pair.

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One Comment

  1. Peter

    July 13, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Hahaha sick of reading this now it’s worse than a broken record… Why should Newcastle change there expectations, if that’s the price they want then it’s simple other teams need to pay up or them players are going nowhere. If the likes of the overrated Sterling is worth a ridiculous 48 million and Pogba a even more ridiculous 100 million then Rafa is right to ask that. No one will get a deal for anything less, I’m the 1st to want Sissoko gone 3 good games a season andd he is one of the reasons we were relegated he owes the club but there’s no loyalty in football and he thinks he’s actually better than what he is. He’s contracted to NUFC. For another 3 seasons so the club can demand what they want if teams are not willing to pay up what is asked he’s going nowhere think that price tags on his head because Rafa wants to keep him and Newcastle don’t need to sell me personally I want rid of a whinge that thinks he’s better than the club other teams thinking Sissoko is class must be mad and don’t see how bad he actually is week in and week out and the same can be said for Wijnaldum.

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