Liverpool backed to sign Thiago Alcantara ally after ESPN update – pundit – Football Insider

  • October 27, 2022

By Kevin Campbell
Kevin Campbell has claimed Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong would be a “brilliant” signing for Liverpool in January.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker “could see” the 25-year-old lining up alongside Thiago Alcantara at Anfield.
The Reds are in the market for midfield reinforcements ahead of the January transfer window.
According to ESPN sources (21 October), Liverpool are interested in signing De Jong next year.
Chelsea and Man United are also said to be in the race to sign the Netherlands international.
De Jong’s contract at the Nou Camp runs until the end of June 2026.
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When asked by Football Insider if De Jong would be a welcome addition at Anfield next year, Campbell said: “De Jong is a brilliant player.
“If he becomes available, there will be a lot of top clubs after him.
“I could see him operating in the Liverpool midfield alongside Thiago, Fabinho or [Jordan] Henderson. He is so versatile. He has even played centre-half in Spain.
“Is he a Liverpool type of player? I think he is. He can do that kind of job. He could be an ever-present.
“I’m sure Man United would still be interested though. Erik ten Hag is a big fan. Imagine De Jong alongside Casemiro.”
Liverpool’s midfield could change drastically over the next 12 months.
Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner are out of contract next summer.
In other news, a pundit has claimed Darwin Nunez is on ‘a rollercoaster’ at Liverpool after ‘harsh’ injury development.