Amrabat “spoke” and Enzo Fernandez “contacted” – Liverpool FC’s latest transfer rumours
Jude Bellingham is the player on every Liverpool fan’s lips right now, but there are two other midfielders at the World Cup who the Reds continue to be linked with.
Earlier this week, reports in France suggested Jurgen Klopp had met with the entourage of Fiorentina and Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, and while the reliability of those claims is questionable, Liverpool’s normally good transfer news sources continue to link him with a move to Anfield.
According to Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, there have been talks between Amrabat and Liverpool, with sporting director Julian Ward said to be a “huge fan” of the 26-year-old.
He added that Fiorentina were reluctant to sell Amrabat in the January transfer window, but that the player “want to make the next step” in his career next summer at the latest.
Elsewhere, Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who featured in Friday’s dramatic quarter-final win over the Netherlands, is another player the Reds are said to be interested in.
The Portuguese publication, which became a major news source when the Reds moved to Darwin Nunez last summer, says Liverpool have contacted Benfica regarding Fernandez’s availability.
On Friday, US journalist Manu Sainz went so far as to suggest that the Reds had reached a prior agreement for the 21-year-old, who has also been heavily linked with Real Madrid.
That report should be taken with extreme caution, but the Argentinian prospect appears to be a player Liverpool are keeping an eye on.
Fernandez, in particular, will ask for a sizable transfer fee, and it is unlikely Liverpool and Bellingham will be able to afford that. Amrabat, however, may be a more affordable option, with Plettenberg previously stating Morocco could be available for offers of around €30 million and above.
Plettenberg has also published some sort of update on Roberto Firmino’s future, with the Brazilian said to be in talks with Liverpool over a contract extension.
The German journalist stated that negotiations are “going positively“, with the Reds’ number 9 interested in extending his stay until “at least 2025.”
Many had expected this to be Firmino’s last season at Anfield, with a string of injuries having seen him play a minor role in the previous season.
However, Firmino has been one of the standout performers in Klopp’s side in 2022/23 so far, having scored nine goals in all competitions.