The summer transfer window has been busy for Liverpool as manager Jurgen Klopp looked to prepare a squad fit to challenge the Premier League title next season. The Reds have already completed signing seven new player’s in the squad this summer and as of now there is no stopping the German manager.
The Reds are set to sign Juanma or Juan Manuel Garcia, who was released from Barcelona last month. The player is currently undergoing medical and will be offered a permanent after the medical ends.
Speaking about him after a friendly at Rhyl last month, Beale, team’s U23 coach, said:
“Juanma is a boy who’s come in to spend the week with us with a view to maybe seeing more of him. He’s only had a couple of days training with us, speaks very little English but you can see a very good player.
“He was at Barcelona so we’ll have a look and see how we go with him. He played with Madger Gomes and Pedro Chirivella with Spain so we’re quite familiar with him.
“He’s very versatile and can play in different positions because technically he’s very good.
“I quite like him, he reminds he a little bit of someone like a Pablo Zabaleta-type player, a nice player.”
Liverpool have been looking out to sign Mahmoud Dahoud from Borussia Monchengladbach, and the reds have been handed an advantage in their pursuit of the player as the player will be available for the Reds in a cut-off price of €10m(£8.5m) next summer.
Sport Director Max Eberl wants as always not comment towards SPORT BILD contract content, only says: “Mo has played a great season, he feels comfortable, will take the next step with us. Our great desire is to renew the contract with him. ”
The same source has stated that the player is also a reported target for Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, but Jurgen Klopp is showing the concrete interest and would be willing to put already up to 30 million on the table. But Eberl explained his jewel that came in youth from Dusseldorf to Gladbach, at least this summer “unsellable” for.
Midfielder Lucas Leiva who was set to move out of the Anfield and head to Turkish outfit Galatasaray will now be staying at the Anfield, as the Reds manager has concerns regarding his midfield during the match against Arsenal with Milner and Gurijic’s presence in the squad still doubtful.
Even the Turkish club have stated that they are no longer in the chase to sign the midfielder:
“We are no longer pursuing Lucas Leiva, we will continue efforts to sign alternative names instead,” Nazifoglu was quoted as saying by Turkish-football
We spoke with Lucas Leiva last night and he asked us for another day before making his decision,
“The situation will be clearer by tonight.”