Liverpool is reportedly considering a move for Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha. The Portuguese international who has caught the Reds’ attention. As Jurgen Klopp’s side seeks to bolster their midfield options, Palhinha remains on their radar.Especially with the potential departures of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson to Saudi Arabia for new adventures.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the 28-year-old has impressed during his first year in the Premier League, despite receiving the highest number of bookings in the division. However, his acquisition won’t come cheap, as Fulham is said to value him at around £60m. As reported by the Daily Mail. Despite the significant price tag. Liverpool seems keen on pursuing the former Sporting Lisbon star to reinforce their midfield ranks.
Liverpool and their other options in the market
According to reports from the Athletic, West Ham’s attempt to sign Joao Palhinha from Fulham this summer has been unsuccessful. However, Liverpool might have an advantage in the pursuit of the Portuguese international as they have not recently made a high-profile sale amounting to £105m.
Given the circumstances, Palhinha could be an ideal short-term replacement for Fabinho if Liverpool manages to strike a deal with Fulham. The Reds are increasingly interested in the midfielder. And it is possible that talks between the two clubs will soon take place regarding the potential transfer of Palhinha to Anfield.
Palhinha’s exceptional performances in the Premier League last season have caught Liverpool’s attention. And if the Reds can negotiate suitable terms with Fulham, they might secure a brilliant deal.
Renowned for his tackling prowess, the 28-year-old could thrive even further in Liverpool’s midfield. Effectively filling the void left by the departure of Fabinho. Given Palhinha’s abilities, acquiring him would be a potential masterstroke for Liverpool. Compensating for the significant absence of Fabinho in the center of the park.
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