Liverpool suffers a transfer blow, as midfield target Leandro Paredes is set to complete a loan move to Juventus this summer.
The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was seen adamant about no further signings, especially a new midfielder this transfer window. However, the 55-year-old admits he “was wrong” with his earlier denials.
The Anfield club is currently dealing with a huge injury crisis with several key members sidelined with injuries. Furthermore, injuries to key midfield players with Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Naby Keita, and Curtis Jones have been a major miss in the squad with Liverpool struggling early in the season.
Having Jurgen Klopp confirmed Liverpool working on transfers, numerous players are linked with the Merseysiders.
Meanwhile, Calciomercato recently claimed that Liverpool were pursuing a deal for Leandro Paredes.
The Argentine defensive midfielder is outcasted by the PSG’s new head coach Christophe Galtier. The 28-year-old has been linked with numerous clubs in Europe, with Liverpool one of them.
Paredes was on the list of potential targets for Liverpool boss Klopp, who is expecting to add a new central midfielder to the squad before the window closes.
However, journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted regarding Paredes which broke the hearts of many Liverpool fans.
Liverpool fans still waiting for a new midfield signing as Paredes is set to join Juventus.
Taking to Twitter, Romano confirmed Liverpool target Leandro Paredes will move to Turin on a loan deal.
Paredes signed for PSG in 2019 from Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg by then coach Thomas Tuchel. The transfer move of £36m will be considered disappointing as he failed to make a big impact at the Parc des Princes. The midfielder has so far registered 3 goals and 10 assists in 117 appearances.
Meanwhile, Italian giants look set to sign Paredes on a loan deal. Juventus will have the option to make the move permanent for £12.7 million at the end of the season. Both the clubs are finalizing the details for the move to be completed by Sunday.
Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Klopp will now need to assess other midfield targets before Thursday’s transfer deadline passes.
Two draws and defeat to arch-rivals Manchester United, injury crisis have shone the light on how major midfield issue is for the Reds.
The wait for a new midfield player still continues for the Reds’ supporters.