Manuel Iturra’s outstanding season at Malaga has called Liverpool‘s attention and the Merseyside club is considering making a move to bring the Chilean to the Premier League in the summer window, according to the Daily Express.
Despite having signed Coutinho in January and counting with Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Leiva or Downing among the squad, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers seems to be missing a piece to complement the midfield.
The level shown by Iturra this season with the Andalucian club and the affordable price of a hypothetical transfer (valued £3 million) make the 28 year-old player more than appealing for the reds.
However, Malaga has the intention of renewing the contract of the Chilean, who arrived at the Boqueron club on a free transfer from Murcia FC and has one of the lowest salaries in the squad.
Iturra was welcomed at Malaga with scepticism as he was relatively unknown, but his sacrifice in defensive duties and ability to organise the team has made of him an idol at La Rosaleda.
The Chilean, who started as a sub but now plays a main role in Pellegrini’s scheme, claims to be happy at Malaga and will not listen to offers before hearing what his current club has to say first.