According to multiple reports, such as this one in the Belfast Telegraph, Liverpool have been told by Benfica Alex Grimaldo will cost €40m.
The 22-year-old starts at left-back for the Portuguese and is highly rated on the continent.
However, he’s only a member of Spain’s U21s, while our own left-back Alberto Moreno has just been called up to Julen Lopetegui’s senior squad!
We’re not sure whether Liverpool are really considering shelling out £35m on a left-back when £10m Andrew Robertson currently cannot even get into the squad…
If we are going to shell out big money on a defender, it’ll be a centre-back – with fullback not really an area of concern on either side with the development of Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right.
Jurgen Klopp has barely used the January transfer market since arriving, only bringing in Steven Caulker on loan so far – so we don’t expect him to be especially active this winter either.