Sport Report: £210k-per-week star now open to joining Liverpool as FSG weigh eight-figure bid
How the title race stands now...
It's advantage Man City at the end of 2021 - but where do Chelsea and Liverpool stand after the recent round of Premier League games? In a pivotal midweek, which saw Liverpool lose at Leicester and Chelsea pegged back by a last-minute equaliser by Brighton, Manchester City pulled eight points clear at the top of the table with a 1-0 win at Brentford.
As per, a major Liverpool transfer update has surfaced as Fenway Sports Group weigh a bid for Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos – with his stance also detailed.
The Lowdown: Liverpool eye midfield additions…
As previously reported, the Reds and manager Jurgen Klopp have seemingly set the club’s sights on bolstering midfield options in 2022.
Indeed, the likes of, who could leave for Borussia Monchengladbach for free at the end of 2021/2022, is on Liverpool’s radar while Borussia Dortmund ace
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Liverpool are more likely to sign Renato Sanches than Florian Neuhaus in the summer transfer window, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano. The Lowdown: Liverpool linked with Sanches The Reds didn’t make any midfield additions last summer, with centre-back Ibrahima Konate the only arrival and Gini Wijnaldum not replaced in the middle of the park. One […]The Reds didn’t make any midfield additions last summer, with centre-back Ibrahima Konate the only arrival and Gini Wijnaldum not replaced in the middle of the park.
However, it appears the Bundesliga isn’t Klopp’s only port of call as El Nacional share news on midfielder Kroos and his links to the club.
The Latest: FSG weigh £25m bid…
As per, despite Kroos being happy at the Bernabeu, Real president Florentino Perez apparently has ‘no plans to meet’ with the player over a contract extension as his current deal looks set to expire in 2023.
This coming summer, as a result, will be the Galacticos’ ‘last chance’ to sell for a profit as things stand as the German star also knows he’ll have ‘interesting offers’.
As such, Kroos himself ‘only anticipates’ one destination in the Premier League and ‘specifically’ Liverpool – where he would ‘also be delighted’ to work under Klopp.
Liverpool’s interest, meanwhile, is thought to be ‘very serious’ – so much so they ‘would be willing’ to pay around €30 million (£25m) to secure his services.
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Revealing all ahead of the big clashThe two sides are having good seasons and there are always many eyes watching this fixture as the two try and compete with Man City for the title.
The Verdict: Big claim…
The 32-year-old being open to a Merseyside move to work under Klopp, whilst the club also ponder a £25m offer, certainly comes as a big claim.
Given his age, you would think Kroos’ potential signing may come as quick fix when compared to the likes of Bellingham and Zakaria who, comparatively, come with much longer shelf lives.
However, given his statistics, there is little arguing the World Cup winner would add serious quality to Klopp’s midfield.
According tothe has averaged far more domestically than any of Liverpool’s
As well as this, Kroos has completedto teammates in that time – far eclipsing that of any Reds man with more than one league start ( ).
If Liverpool can secure a move later this year, it would certainly back Klopp with some serious quality and depth in the middle of the park.
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