Ivan Rakitic has been targeted by Brendan Rodgers to strengthen the middle of the park…
Liverpool are heavily interested in Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic, and could make an ambitious move for him when the transfer window opens in January, reports Spanish publication Estadio Deportivo.
The 25-year-old Croatian has been excellent this term for his La Liga club, and could be the subject of a £12m bid early next month.
Rakitic has a much larger release clause, but it’s though the Reds could be able to do business for a sum between £10m and £20m.
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The midfielder has scored seven goals in his 14 La Liga appearances, and also assisted five more for his teammates. He can play either as a deep-lying midfielder, a regular central midfielder, or a more advanced no.10, so would be perfect for Brendan Rodgers’ paper thin squad.
Despite the Reds’ excellent 5-0 thrashing of Spurs at the weekend, the squad looks especially thin in the middle of the park, with only Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson and Lucas as recognised options following Steven Gerrard’s hamstring injury.
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