Five players who could follow Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool…

If English reports are to be believed, Georginio Wijnaldum is set to become a Liverpool player within the next few days.

The recently relegated Newcastle star has been linked with a host of clubs in recent weeks, but it seems that Liverpool have won the race for his signature.

Wjinaldum, alongside Liverpool’s other signings this summer, represent Jurgen Klopp’s first real dip into the transfer market with Liverpool, as the German looks to assemble a Premier League winning side.

A host of stars have already been signed, but it doesn’t look like the spending is going to stop any time soon – with Joe Allen and Christian Benteke reportedly on the move and Klopp reportedly still interested in signing a few more players.

With that, here are FIVE players that could follow Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool

Mateo Kovacic

Mateo Kovacic (Croatia)

Mateo Kovacic received his dream move to Real Madrid last summer, but since then the dream has turned into a bit of a nightmare.

Unable to hold down a spot in the first team amongst some of the worlds best players, Kovacic had to settle for a bit part role for Madrid at a time in his career where regular game time is imperative.

As a result, it seems that he might be looking for a move this summer, with Liverpool reportedly circling.

The Daily Star is reporting that Liverpool are interested in the player, whilst Real Madrid are willing to listen to bids.

Sky Sports suggest that the deal is the second most likely deal, behind Wijnaldum, this summer – so this has a real chance of happening.

Jonas Hector

Football - Scotland v Germany - UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group D - Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland - 7/9/15 Germany's Jonas Hector Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith

A long term Liverpool target, Jonas Hector has been linked with a move to Anfield for months.

The German left back was a star at the European Championships this summer, making the German left full back spot his own.

With Alberto Moreno’s future reportedly up in the air, with Liverpool questioning the quality of the Spanish defender, Hector would be a fantastic replacement. He is a really solid full back.

£25million is reportedly on the table for the German defender, with The Metro reporting that Liverpool want the deal tied up as soon as possible.

Lucas Moura

Lucas Moura

Lucas Moura is reportedly another target for Liverpool, with the stylish Brazilian playmaker reportedly looking to leave PSG this summer.

Moura is a very exciting player to watch, and would add unpredictability and technical prowess to Liverpool’s attacking line.

Sky Sports place the deal just behind Kovacic’s in terms of likeliness, suggesting that the deal definitely has a chance of going through. Lucas Moura has been linked with a host of clubs this summer; could Anfield end up being his final destination?

Jeremy Mathieu

A defensive target that Klopp is reportedly looking at is Jeremy Mathieu.

The solid defender has never really been a consistent starter at Barcelona, typically setting for more of a bit part role for his side.

As a result, SportWitness are suggesting that Barcelona would be willing to let the defender go for as little as €10 million; an absolute steal for a player with Mathieu’s experience and quality.

They add that Liverpool are very much interested in a move for the defender as they look to rebuild their shaky back line.

With concrete interest in both a sale and a purchase; surely this one will happen?

Jordan Amavi

One player that comes with less fanfare than most of Liverpool’s reported targets if Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi.

Amavi came to England with quite a reputation, but was last season relegated with Aston Villa, and he is now reportedly looking to escape the Championship and get back up to the top flight.

The Daily Star are suggesting that Klopp will continue to follow Amavi and will decide within 10 days whether the deal is right for his club.

He would seemingly be brought in as more of a squad utility player more than anything else, and if he wants the move; maybe Liverpool could capture him for a bargain fee?

 


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