English Premier League (EPL) club Liverpool are desperate to bring in a striker. They have reportedly approached Juventus to prize away their star front man Alvaro Morata with a bid of £45 million (US $63.67 million).
Seria A club Juventus are considering a move for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker Edison Cavani and may want to cash in on Morata to make the move possible, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The reports are suggesting that Juventus have rejected the initial bid made by the Merseyside club. However, Liverpool will not back away from their pursuit of the Spanish striker. They will approach the Serie A winners with a much improved bid.
Liverpool are suffering upfront with lack of finishers at the moment. Capturing Morata would be a huge coup for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
Since leaving his hometown club Real Madrid for Juventus, Morata has come off age and has transformed himself into a fine center-forward. He possesses fine touch, excellent intelligence on the pitch as well as excellent pace around the penalty area.
Morata also has a big match temperament. He has proved that by scoring in the Champions League semi-final against Los Blancos. He also scored the only goal for Juventus in their 3-1 final defeat to Barcelona.
The 23-year-old Spanish striker can serve Juventus for many years if they decide to keep hold of him unlike their transfer target Cavani who is already 29 years old.
Jurgen Klopp is looking for a penetrative striker that will fit his system. Daniel Sturridge remains regularly injured; Christian Benteke has not been able to adjust himself at Anfield while both Danny Ings and Divock Origi remain far away from being a top striker.
Meanwhile, Klopp seems to have identified Cristian Tello as his preferred winger. The Barcelona winger, who is currently on loan at FC Porto is a direct footballer with amazing skills with the ball.
Tello could potentially walk straight into Liverpool’s starting lineup and fill up the void left by Raheem Sterling since his departure to Manchester City.
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