Barcelona want Liverpool full-back but deal could cost over £150m

Date published: Saturday 11th May 2019 1:08

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Barcelona are considering a shock swoop for Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson this summer, according to dubious reports from Spain.

The Scotland international has been in superb form for the Reds this season, amassing 13 assists in all competitions and helping Jurgen Klopp’s side reach the Champions League final and still having the possibility of title success on Sunday.

His performances since arriving from relegated Hull City have allowed him to nail down the left-back spot, and have now seemingly earned him admiring glances from some of Europe’s other elite sides.

Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona have decided Robertson is ‘the level of left-back that they want’ this summer, despite Jordi Alba having already recently penned a new five-year deal.

However, the report does state that the Catalan giants are aware how difficult an operation it will be to pull off, given that Robertson is contracted until 2024.

They also believe that the 25-year-old would cost more than €50million, and reports suggest that an additional £100m could be placed on top of that.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool’s sporting director Michael Edwards made Barca agree to a £100million premium when they sold Philippe Coutinho.

That clause, which applies up until summer 2020, means that a £50m deal for Robertson would cost £150m – making it virtually impossible for Barcelona to sign any of Liverpool’s stars before then.


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