Liverpool set to launch £88m bid for Barcelona's Pedri

Liverpool set to launch £88m bid for Barcelona’s Pedri

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Liverpool are reportedly lining up an £88m move for Barcelona midfielder Pedri, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp determined to bring the Spaniard to Anfield.

The 18-year-old only arrived at Barcelona from Las Palmas last summer but was a key player for Ronald Koeman’s side during the 2020-21 campaign, making 52 appearances in all competitions.

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Pedri then represented Spain at Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics during a busy summer before returning to Camp Nou, and he has already featured twice for the Catalan giants this term.

A recent report claimed that Barcelona were lining up a new contract for the teenager, who will have a two-year extension in his current deal activated next summer.

However, according to OK Diario, Liverpool are preparing to launch an £88m offer for the midfielder in the hope of convincing Barcelona to sell amid their financial issues.

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The report claims that Klopp views Pedri as the ideal player to replace Georginio Wijnaldum, who left Anfield to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer over the summer.

Manchester City are also said to be keeping a close eye on the developments surrounding the youngster.

Source: SportsMole

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