“He has built a very young national team with a big future, where, for certain, includes the revelation of the tournament: Pedri. He is simply a spectacular footballer.”
The summer transfer window may only have closed just over a week ago, but Liverpool are already being linked with a host of exciting players.
They tweeted: “Liverpool are interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Pedri next summer, with Jurgen Klopp ‘in love’ with the 18-year-old. The club are willing to pay €100m (£86m) for his services, which would smash the club’s previous transfer record.”
The teenage prodigy joined Barca in an £18m move back in 2019 but stayed on at his boyhood club Las Palmas for another season.
After joining up with Ronaldo Koeman’s men 12 months ago, Pedri has instantly established himself as one of the club’s star performers.
Despite his tender years, the Spain international made an astonishing 52 appearances in all competitions for the Camp Nou outfit last season, bagging four goals and providing six assists along the way.
His impressive displays earned him a spot in Luis Enriques’s 24-man squad for Euro 2020, and his outstanding performances on the international stage draw praise from former Juventus, Real Madrid and England boss Fabio Capello.
Klopp and his coaching staff are thought to be hopeful that the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Harvey Elliott can step up this season in Wijnaldum’s absence, although only time will tell if they prove to be capable of doing just that.
Pedri, on the other hand, has showcased truly world-class potential in his short professional career, and the Liverpool manager and fans alike would undoubtedly welcome his arrival with open arms.
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