Liverpool are having a survey leftfield for a Virgil van Dijk heir within the coronary heart of their defence.
The Dutchman grew to develop to be essentially the costliest defender of all time when he moved to Anfield from Southampton for £75 million in January 2018 – and it be safe to relate that he is been a huge hit, winning every trophy seemingly on Merseyside, finishing runner-up within the 2019 Ballon d’Or and assuming the Reds captaincy following Jordan Henderson’s high-tail to Saudi Arabia this summer time.
However Van Dijk now 32, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is being forced to judge of the long term – and in accordance to one report, a contingency plan is being drawn up to win a successor in central defence.
90min says Sao Paulo centre-abet Lucas Beraldo is a surprise participant under consideration for defensive reinforcements.
Aloof staunch 19 years typical, Beraldo has impressed a sequence of European giants, with the report noting that, “his range of passing and ability to high-tail with the circulation past opponents to defend possession in their comprise defensive third [are] among his megastar qualities”.
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The hyperlinks are considerably surprising pondering the stature of the gamers that Liverpool score already got in their backline. Klopp has unparalleled abilities at his disposal, not staunch in Van Dijk nonetheless the likes of Joe Gomez and Joel Matip so bringing in a South American teenager with no European abilities to strive to succeed the elder statesmen within the side is surprising.
Ibrahima Konate used to be signed from RB Leipzig, in phase, to replace the likes of Matip and Gomez – for a nice fee of round £40m. Beraldo, within the meantime, used to be a target for Wolverhampton Wanderers over the summer time and might maybe perchance price not up to £15m when he within the kill leaves his house country.
Liverpool had been linked several high-profile centre-backs over the summer time, together with Goncalo Inacio, Josko Gvardiol and Antonio Silva.
Beraldo is valued by Transfermarkt to be price €6m.
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