Liverpool makes an offer to sign Real Betis’s defender as a cheaper alternative ahead of Sevilla’s Diego Carlos who is wanted figure by several clubs.
Jurgen Klopp is eager on keeping his title-winning squad intact for the 2020/21 season, however, the task is not as easy as it may seem as the other European giants have been eyeing several of the players from Liverpool.
Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren have already departed from the club and it seems like the next person on the list is former Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who has barely featured in this season. However, Klopp has already prepared a list of all possible replacements to cover the role of the departing players.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager has considered Real Betis’s Algerian defender Aissa Mandi as a possible signing. The 28-year-old joined Betis in 2016 on a four-year contract, however, with the appointment of former Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, as the head coach of the club, the defender has reconsidered leaving the club.
Mandi is originally a right-back, however, the player has successfully transitioned into a stern and powerful centre-back that has seen him earn plaudits from several managers in the league. The defender is on a contract until the summer of 2021 at the Benito Villamarin Stadium and the Beticos are eager on an extension as the rumour’s regarding a departure continue to grow stronger.
Liverpool has reportedly bid 10 million euros for the Algerian and Real Betis could probably let him go this season rather than letting him leave on a free transfer next year. Aissa Mandi could possibly arrive as the backup for Lovern and the 28-year-old would have to compete with Joe Gomez for a starting spot alongside Virgil van Dijk.
Meanwhile, the Reds have also been in contact with Diego Carlos of Sevilla who has become a favourite among the top six of the Premier League. The Brazilian’s signature is demanded by several clubs and if Klopp fails to land Carlos, his next best shot would be the Betico man.
There is even better news for the Merseyside club as Bayern Munich’s CEO has reportedly confirmed that Thiago Alcantara is eager on leaving the club at the end of the season and all directions point towards the Anfield.
Alcantara and Mandi could be the two signings that Jurgen Klopp will land at the end of the season to continue the same dominance for the 2020/21 Premier League season.
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