Barcelona are reportedly interested in entering the race for Liverpool-linked Franck Kessie’s signature.
This comes from El Nacional (via TEAMtalk), with the publication noting that Ronald Koeman’s outfit are prepared to sell long-time servant Sergio Busquets to free up space for a move.
The Ivorian has yet to agree on extended terms with Serie A giants AC Milan, with a number of clubs said to be monitoring the 24-year-old, as his contract remains set to expire in the summer of 2022.
One might fairly imagine that Liverpool would appeal more to the Italian top-flight midfielder over Barcelona in light of the latter’s current difficulties.
With Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara in their 30s, there’s also a serious need for us to think about the long-term future of the midfield.
The argument against us going for Kessie, of course, is that he does play a somewhat similar role to Brazilian international Fabinho, who looks set to be a mainstay in Jurgen Klopp’s side for the long-term.
However, there’s no reason why the German couldn’t mould the No.79 to suit a slightly more advanced role in the midfield trio if necessary, if he’s considered a genuine target.