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Liverpool’s transfer business this summer is reportedly done, but if they were to add another body to the squad, they’d surely be looking for a new midfielder.
Indeed, the Reds are incredibly well-stocked in every other position, but with Thiago Alcantara’s sketchy fitness record and Jordan Henderson not getting any younger, they could do with some extra depth in midfield.
According to The Times, the Reds’ plan is to add a new elite-level midfielder to the squad next summer, with rumours constantly circulating about a potential move to Anfield for Jude Bellingham.
However, we can’t help but feel that strategy could come back to bite them this season if they’re caught short in the middle of the park.
In our view, Liverpool should take some inspiration from Tottenham and their signing of Clement Lenglet.
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Spurs were in the market for a top-level left-footed centre-half this summer. They targeted the likes of Alessandro Bastoni and Josko Gvardiol, but with many of their top targets not on the market this summer, they instead signed Lenglet on loan.
Lenglet will do a job for Spurs this season, but in all probability, he will be headed back to Barcelona next summer as Tottenham are likely to again push for a truly elite player in that position.
Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth himself has stated that this could be the plan, and, in all honesty, it seems like a great idea.
Liverpool would be wise to do the same in their midfield, and a perfect candidate for this role has just come onto the market – Georginio Wijnaldum.
According to Fabrizio Romano, PSG are prepared to let Wijnaldum leave on loan this season, and a return to Anfield just makes so much sense.
He knows the system, he’s well-liked within the dressing room, he’s certainly talented enough to slot back into this squad and he’d come with no strings attached.
Wijnaldum on loan would be an incredibly shrewd signing by the Reds, and once his loan is over, the Merseyside club could then push on with their plan of making an elite midfield signing next summer, be that Jude Bellingham or someone else.
Wijnaldum could be Liverpool’s version of Clement Lenglet, a fantastic stop-gap signing who could act as a placeholder before the true top target arrives next year.
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