‘Now a done deal’ – Liverpool target agrees medical with PL rival as Reds set for transfer scramble

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Liverpool will be forced to focus their sights elsewhere when it comes to landing a new left-footed centre-back with reported target Micky van de Ven set to join Tottenham this summer.

CBS Sports’ ever-reliable Ben Jacobs was there with the scoop on Twitter, confirming a fee in the region of £43.1m agreed between Spurs and Wolfsburg.

The Merseysiders had been linked with a swoop for the highly-rated Dutch centre-half, with the Daily Mail reporting in the backend of June that Jurgen Klopp’s men were mulling over making a bid.

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With the club still squabbling over the prospect of meeting Southampton’s £50m price tag for Romeo Lavia, however, it admittedly shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise as to why we backed out of this deal.

It still remains unclear just how many further reinforcements to the middle of the park we plan to make amid recent links to Brazilian top-flight ace Andre. Certainly, the expectation appears to be that, if we do land the Fluminense footballer, another signing for the holding midfield role will probably be made.

Andre (left) fights for possession – (Photo by Wagner Meier/Getty Images)

Given the serious investment in time and energy into pursuing the aforementioned Belgian international, it would be perplexing to see Liverpool end the window without agreeing a transfer for the 19-year-old.

The task remains clear as ever: add quality depth to a role now sorely lacking in experience. Whether Jorg Schmadtke and Co. will be supplying a big green tick to that particular box, however, remains to be seen.

The additional concern of whether we have the funds, or a deep enough pool of talent to dip into, for a new left-sided centre-back so close to the 2023/24 campaign opener at Stamford Bridge will hardly ease fans’ transfer anxiety.

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  1. Days to the EPL start are ticking, wat to hell Klopp and his recruiting team are still thinking about the team ,knowing very much that the needs to be rebuilt after loosing so many player like that…no cheap players these days ,fock out the cash to get the best …that’s the problem with Klopp ,he is too budgettive as if he is the owner…he can’t demand

    1. How many times you watched the under 21s and 18s he can premote from within , its not his choice on how much budget he has! Thars why he is the best manager in the world he works with players and coaches players to acceeed there potential he is mot a guadiola who can only pick gick players fot a posdition, he is klopp he teaches young decent players how to play more proficiently to become the best players around.

  2. We are acting too slow. It was a good start to the transfer window, but since those first 2 signings, it has been very poor.

    Not sure what the owners are thinking, but currently, we are at least 3 new players down.

    Pavard is a must, then for me, at least another midfielder and a CB, ideally 2 midfielders.

  3. I really don’t understand the kind of waiting game lfc are playing. Fsg don’t really know what they want. In few days from now league will kick off. Klopp and co are too lazy for my liking

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