Three reasons Tottenham should hijack Liverpool’s bid to sign Stefan de Vrij
According to reports by Catalan outlet Sport, via Sport Witness, Liverpool have been boosted in their pursuit of Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij after Barcelona pulled out of the race to sign him.
Sport, via Sport Witness, says that concerns over his injury record have put the La Liga giants off, which may leave Jurgen Klopp with a clear run at bringing the Dutchman to Anfield.
The Reds boss seems certain to target bringing in a new central defender during the January transfer window following some disappointing displays at the back already this term, and while he would like to get Virgil van Dijk from Southampton a move for his Netherlands teammate may be more realistic.
De Vrij only has six months left on his contract and will be free to talk to other clubs in the New Year, and even though reports in Italy have suggested that he is willing to sign a new deal if it includes a €25m (approximately £22m) release clause, that is still yet to happen.
Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur look unlikely to compete for the Premier League title for the third season running following a disappointing start to the campaign from a personal point of view, and Manchester City’s incredible run of form.
However, they will face Juventus in the knockout stages of the Champions League and manager Mauricio Pochettino may be thinking about possible additions he could make in the New Year.
Rivalling Liverpool for de Vrij could certainly prove to be a shrewd move for the north London outfit.
Here are three reasons Tottenham should hijack the Merseyside outfit’s bid to sign the defender…