Liverpool ready to pay €50m clause to gazump Man Utd in defender race

Date published: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 4:12

Liverpool are reportedly ready to trigger the €50million release clause of a Real Betis defender to beat Manchester United to his signature.

Reports in the last few weeks have suggested that the European champions were contemplating triggering Junior Firpo’s buyout.

However, the Liverpool Echo did recently suggest that ‘are not interested’ in Firpo, and that the player has not even ‘been discussed’ by Jurgen Klopp or the club’s transfer committee.

Moreno’s departure means ‘a left-back is likely to be on the agenda before the close of the window’, but a move for reported Manchester United target Firpo was not considered to be part of the thinking.

However, Spanish outlet Marca go against that report by stating that Liverpool are in fact prepared to cough up the required €50m to bring him to Anfield.

Andrew Robertson will understandably remain the first choice left-back next season but competition in that area would be welcomed as Klopp looks to improve squad depth ahead of another attempt at winning the Premier League.

 

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