Liverpool eyeing £22m move for Juventus winger
Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, has reported that Juventus are willing to let Marko Pjaca leave Turin this summer for a fee of around £22 million as they need to free up funds for their rumoured upcoming transfer of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Liverpool have been heavily linked with Pjaca and could well be set to pay Juventus’s asking price.
Pjaca began his career in Croatia with NK Lokomotiva Zagreb for whom he played 51 games, scored nine and assisted nine.
The 23-year-old would then move to fellow Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb in 2014 for a fee in the region of £900,000. He went on to play 91, score 28 and assist 13 for Dinamo Zagreb.
Pjaca then signed for Juventus in July of 2016 for a fee in the region of £20.8 million.
However, Pjaca has failed to break into Juventus’s first team playing just 20 games for the Italians in two years.
Pjaca spent last season on loan at Schalke and with it clear he is not getting into the Juventus team, the Croatian could well be open to a move to Liverpool.
After losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final and finishing 4th in the Premier League, it was clear Liverpool needed to improve their squad this summer to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United.
And credit where credit is due, Liverpool are certainly looking to do so.
They have already agreed to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig earlier this year. The Reds would then sign holding midfielder Fabinho from Monaco for a fee of around £43 million.
Now it looks like Klopp is keen to reinforce Liverpool’s already dangerous front three.
This is a smart decision from Klopp as while Salah and Mane are top quality players, they simply cannot play every game in every competition for Liverpool without, at some point, suffering an injury or not being 100%.
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July 10, 2018 at 07:35AM