Liverpool identify their ‘next Thiago’ as they enter talks for £30million World Cup star
LIVERPOOL have been keeping a keen eye on the World Cup in Qatar and may have found their next bargain.
Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat could find himself in the Premier League in the new year with interest from Liverpool after his stellar performances during the World Cup with Morocco.
GettySofyan Amrabat has impressed for Morocco at the World Cup[/caption]
His displays were vital in helping Morocco become the first African team in history to reach the semi-finals of the competition.
According to Footmercato, the 26-year-old would be available to the Reds for just £30million, the same price as Spanish maestro Thiago cost them from Bayern Munich in 2020.
Jurgen Klopp has made it known he is looking for options to improve the midfield after injury worries with Jordan Henderson and Thiago earlier in the season.
Jude Bellingham has been heavily linked to a move to Merseyside yet a price tag of over £100million has put that move in doubt.
Amrabat left fans impressed after his performances against Spain and Portugal.
With a value way less than that of Bellingham’s, the Moroccan has reportedly become the more appealing option for Klopp.
The midfielder is most comfortable playing just ahead of the defence, which he has excelled at for Morocco, helping them keep clean sheets in four of their six games during the tournament.
Liverpool fans will see Amrabat as a perfect replacement for Fabinho who has struggled for form since the start of the season after being one of their key players.
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If the Moroccan does make the move over to the Premier League, he will be following in his older brothers footsteps with Nordin Amrabat featuring in the league for Watford during the 16/17 season.