Liverpool Ready To Pay £16m To Sign Argentinean Midfielder

By on August 10, 2016

The summer transfer window is in full swing so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Liverpool are linked with Leandro Paredes…

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to meet Roma’s £16m asking price to sign highly-rated Argentinean midfielder Leandro Paredes this summer, according to the Express.

Klopp has already been extremely active in the summer transfer market bringing in seven new signings as the German coach tries to put his own stamp on the squad he inherited from Brendan Rodgers back in October 2015.

With Joe Allen joining Stoke and Lucas Leiva expected to follow him out the Anfield exit door, Klopp is understood to be in the market for another central midfielder and the Reds have been linked with a number of players in recent weeks.

The latest name to add to the list is that of Leandro Paredes with the Express citing reports from Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport that claim Liverpool are among a whole host of clubs who are chasing the Roma midfielder.

Paredes joined Roma from Boca Juniors in a £5m deal last summer following a successful loan spell at the Stadio Olimpico and spent last season on loan with Empoli where he impressed while helping the club secure a top-10 finish in Serie A.

It appears his potential has alerted Klopp as the newspaper suggests that Liverpool are keen to lure the Argentinean youth international to the Premier League and are willing to meet Roma’s £16m asking price.

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However, Liverpool aren’t the only club in the running as the Express claim that Manchester City,  AC Milan and Zenit St Petersburg are also showing a keen interest in signing the highly-rated 22-year-old this summer.

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We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming days but Paredes is a specialist central midfielder who looks to have a bright future ahead of him, so I think he’d be a solid signing if Liverpool were able to win the race for his signature.

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