Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum is expected to be heading to Barcelona on a free transfer this summer, and the Premier League club have already identified a potential replacement.
According to Belgian outlet Nieuwsblad, Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign the Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans.
The 24-year-old is reportedly keen on playing at the highest level in Europe, and Liverpool could be an option for him if he’s allowed to leave this summer.
The Belgian international has a contract until 2023, but it is debatable whether the Foxes will be willing to cash in on him.
Tielemans has been exceptional since his move to the King Power Stadium, helping Leicester win the FA Cup this season.
He is an excellent passer from deep, and his long-range prowess would be an asset for Klopp’s side.
Wijnaldum has been exceptional for Liverpool, and they will have to invest significantly to replace him properly and Tielemans fits the profile.
A move to Anfield could be the ideal next step in his career, and working with Klopp could help him improve further.
Playing alongside a top-class central midfielder like Thiago Alcantara at Liverpool could bring out the best in him.