Sky Sports pundit Darren Bent claims that Liverpool could shock Europe this summer by signing Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax.
Reports surrounding the 19-year-old prodigy suggest that PSG and Barcelona are leading the race for the Dutchman’s signature, but Bent believes that the Reds still have a chance.
Bent told Sky Sports News, via the Sport Review: “They may go out and surprise everybody and go and get De Ligt, Virgil’s Dutch team-mate.
“If they can manage to pull that one off and those two can play together, that would be brilliant.”
With the wages that his agent, Mino Raiola, would demand, it is hard to see De Ligt starting the season in a red shirt in August, but the movements surrounding Dejan Lovren perhaps make a move slightly more plausible.
If the Croatian does move on, with one team in Italy particularly keen, a replacement would need to be found, so the Reds would be in the market for a defender.
Even then, though, De Ligt would need to take control of the matter and remove his agent from the equation to accept a lower weekly wage, which is very improbable.