Liverpool sets their sight on Torino cente-back Perr Schurs this summer as their hunt for a new defender continues on the right track.
After signing three midfielders this summer, Reds shifted their focus on signing a new centre-back. Gonçalo Inácio has been under their radar, but the Portuguese signed a new contract with Sporting CP last week.
As per current reports, Liverpool are now monitoring Torino CB Perr Schurs in this transfer window, Reds are in urgent needs a new left footed centre-back to provide cover to Virgil van Dijk.
The reports gives information about Liverpool’s pursuit :-
Football Insider revealed last week (19 August) that Torino’s Per Schuurs, 23, is on the radar of Liverpool’s recruitment team and he was watched by scouts in his team’s Serie A draw against Cagliari on Monday night.
‘Liverpool have a budget set aside for a new centre-back but won’t commit the same sort of funds they are willing to pay for a central midfielder.
‘Football Insider revealed on Friday (18 August) that the Reds are ready to prioritise a deal for a left-sided centre-back after completing the signing of defensive midfielder Wataru Endo from Stuttgart.
‘Schuurs, is seen as a realistically priced option for the Merseysiders and could cost around £30million.
Reporter suggests possible options for Liverpool
Earlier this month, Liverpool reporter Neil suggests possible transfer options for the Mersyside club. He told CaughtOffSide :-.
“And who is out there? We know a few players that Liverpool like – Khephren Thuram, Ryan Gravenberch, Manu Kone, Cheick Doucoure. There’s Florentino Luis at Benfica who looks an interesting option.
“Right now, there are lots of names in the frame, and a need to move quickly and decisively. Liverpool should not be in this position, but they are. Their next move, and how successful it is, could define the rest of their season.
“In terms of outgoings, despite reports, I wouldn’t expect Curtis Jones to leave Liverpool this summer. They have enough midfield issues as it is, without letting one of their home-grown players leave.
“Jones had a good end to last season, and had a good summer with England at the U21 Euros. He looks like a player who is ready to move up a level in terms of influence and performance levels at Anfield. They won’t be selling him.”
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