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Liverpool join the hot pursuit of 19-year-old talent targetted by Manchester United and Arsenal



Carlos Baleba
Carlos Baleba (Image Source: Twitter)

Liverpool FC are reportedly interested in signing Lille’s young midfielder, Carlos Baleba, as the Reds look to strengthen their squad ahead of the next season.

Baleba, 19, has been one of the promising player for Lille this season, helping them to stay close to the top four of the Ligue 1 table. The Frenchman, who is of Ivorian descent, has played a vital role in the midfield for Lille, providing creativity, energy and defensive solidity to the team.

Liverpool are keen to add more depth and quality to their midfield, especially with all the injuries they are facing this season.

Baleba has emerged as a top target for Liverpool, who are said to have been impressed with his performances in Ligue 1.

Liverpool are likely to face competition from other top European clubs, as Baleba’s performances have caught the eye of several scouts and managers. The likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United are also on the race to sign the youngster. It is reported that Lille are expected to price him around £30m.

Baleba would be a valuable addition to Liverpool’s midfield, as he possesses a range of attributes that would suit Jurgen Klopp’s style of play. The Frenchman is comfortable on the ball, has excellent passing range, and is a tenacious tackler.

Furthermore, Baleba’s versatility would also make him an asset to Klopp’s squad. The midfielder can play in a number of positions, including central midfield, defensive midfield, and even as a wide midfielder.

However, Liverpool’s pursuit of Baleba could be complicated as Lille may be reluctant to sell their prized asset.

Additionally, Liverpool’s recent form may also impact their ability to secure Baleba’s signature. The Reds have struggled in the Premier League this season, with injuries and lack of form affecting their performances.

Nevertheless, Liverpool’s status as one of Europe’s top clubs, combined with Klopp’s reputation for developing young players, could prove to be decisive in convincing Baleba to make the move to Anfield.

Overall, Liverpool’s interest in Carlos Baleba is a clear indication of their desire to add more quality to their midfield. If they are able to secure the midfielder’s signature, it could provide a much-needed boost to their squad ahead of the next season.

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