Liverpool have reportedly contacted Lazio over forward Joaquín Correa, even though the Argentine international has recently signed a contract extension with the Serie A outfit.
The German international’s supposed move to Liverpool is reportedly on the ropes, because of complications with the coronavirus pandemic, with terms of his release clause being cited as a major issue.
A move for Correa would make sense for Liverpool; the Lazio man isn’t too dissimilar from Roberto Firmino, in terms of playing style. The Argentina international primarily operates as a second striker, and has netted eight times in 27 Serie A appearances this season.
The only thing that doesn’t make sense is his release clause which is reported as high as £70million – if we are baulking at £52million for Werner, how are we not doing the same at that figure for Correa?
While the move would make a great deal of sense, and the player is definitely good enough to play for us, the numbers just don’t add up and I’m not sure there’s much in this one.