Liverpool Open Talks Over Deal To Sign £22m-Rated Brazilian Defender

By on November 30, 2017

The transfer window may be closed but clubs are still working hard ahead of January and next summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today,  Liverpool are linked with Emerson Palmieri…

Liverpool have opened initial talks with AS Roma over a potential deal to sign £22m-rated left-back Emrerson Palmieri next summer, according to a report by TeamTalk.

Palmieri came through the youth ranks with hometown side Santos before joining Roma in 2015 and enjoyed a breakthrough year during the 2016/17 campaign where he made 36 appearances in all competitions.

Liverpool were strongly linked with a move for the left-back last summer but had to pull out of any proposed deal after Palmieri suffered a serious knee injury.

The Merseysiders ended up signing Andrew Robertson but the Scottish international has struggled to make an impact at Anfield while Alberto Moreno has continued to frustrate with some inconsistent performances.

It means Jurgen Klopp is still on the hunt for another left-back and TeamTalk are citing a report from Corriere dello Sport that claims Liverpool have renewed their interest in Palmieri.

The Italian outlet suggests that the Reds have already held preliminary talks with Roma about signing the 23-year-old and have been given assurances over his fitness.

Palmieri is yet to return to first team action following his knee injury but it seems Liverpool are now confident he’ll make a full recovery as the report says Klopp is preparing a formal swoop ahead of next summer.

The Brazilian full-back is contracted to Roma until 2021 and TeamTalk claims his buyout clause is set at £22m but Liverpool are hoping to drive down the fee due to his long-term fitness concerns.

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Despite Moreno making an encouraging start to the season I still think left-back is an area Liverpool need to strengthen so I’m sure fans would welcome the signing of Palmieri if he’s the man Klopp feels can solve their problems in defence.

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