Liverpool make approach to sign £45m Barcelona wide-man as Jurgen Klopp seeks to strengthen Anfield squadPublished October 09, 2016
Liverpool are said to have made a move for unhappy Barcelona right-back Aleix Vidal according to Spanish source El Mundo Deportivo (via the Metro).
The 27-year-old left Sevilla to join the Nou Camp side back in January but is said to have fallen out with boss Luis Enrique due to a real lack of first-team action.
Vidal has started just one of Barca’s six La Liga fixtures this term and the Catalan side lost that fixture to Alaves and Jurgen Klopp is known to be courting the Spanish international.
Vidal has a very inflated £45m release clause and one imagines Enrique would sell for a lot less if Liverpool were indeed to make an offer.
In recent discussions with his team-mates Vidal is alleged to have said: “It’s clear to me, I want to leave” during a conversation with his fellow players in the Catalan club’s dressing room.
Sergi Roberto has most commonly been used to fill the right-back berth this term, with the La Liga side having to fill the gap left by the departure of long-term servant Dani Alves in the summer.
Nathaniel Clyne is currently Klopp’s first choice option at right-back but the German boss may see Vidal as a very able back-up.