Liverpool have achieved the impossible this season progressing through to the final of UEFA Champions League competition where they will be lined up against the reigning champions Real Madrid tonight. Jurgen Klopp has already ensured a ‘top four’ finish in the league and the success with a shallow squad has re-established the Reds as an esteemed European force once more.
The management, however, has already assured a big-spending summer as they are set to offer the charismatic German a good chunk of money to increase the squad depth with more quality resources like the latest transfer windows. Liverpool are set to open talks with Olympic Lyon over their star performer Nabil Fekir after the mega final who is being viewed as Philippe Coutinho’s replacement at Anfield. Emre Can’s Bosman move to Juventus will be compensated with the arrival of Naby Keita, but the gaffer is likely to invest furthermore to increase the midfield strength.
If reports are believed to be true, the Merseysiders have received a huge boost in pursuing Paris St-Germain youngster Christopher Nkunku, the 20-year-old French youth international, who is open to moving out in search of more first-team opportunities. He made 24 appearances altogether for the French champions this season but 18 of those came off the bench and despite impressing in limited opportunities, it is difficult for the highly-rated prodigy to grab a regular role in the star-studded PSG midfield next season.
Liverpool, too, have quite a few options in the middle of the park but the long-term knee strain of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has weakened them a bit and the versatility of Nkunku will indeed benefit the English giants. He is not only capable of featuring in multiple midfield roles but also impressed down the left-wing on a few occasions. The player still has a couple of years left in his current deal, but the growing tension regarding Financial Fair Play might force his employers to let their prized asset leave for a reported fee of around £16m.
Serie A side Fiorentina have also registered their interest and a move to Italy will see him making more starts compared to the Reds. But the aura of Jurgen Klopp will make it hard for him to turn down the Liverpool move and the player must give it a go and work tirelessly to impress the gaffer in the training ground of a move takes place later this window.