Report: Juventus want to beat Liverpool to Denis Zakaria signing
According to reports in Italy, Juventus are now putting their name in the hat to try and sign impressive Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder, Denis Zakaria.
Zakaria is a wanted man in the upcoming transfer window. His expiring contract in the summer means clubs are looking to see if they can land him on the cheap. Liverpool are one of those clubs. However, the Reds were reportedly told in midweek that Zakaria would still cost a cool £24m.
And to make things more awkward for the Reds, Calciomercato now claims that Juventus are now firmly in the race for the Swiss international.
Liverpool are looking to land Zakaria as they seek to finally replace Gini Wijnaldum. Jurgen Klopp opted not to bring in a new face for the Dutchman. However, with the Premier League title race tighter than ever, the German manager has obviously seen a need for a player like Zakaria.
Former Reds midfielder Didi Hamann has previously touted Zakaria as being ‘perfect’ for the Premier League. Certainly, his form for ‘Gladbach in recent seasons would suggest so.
TBR’s View: Liverpool Can’t Afford To Let Juventus Nab Zakaria Here
Sometimes, a player comes on the market who you feel a club can’t allow to slip the net. When it comes to Zakaria and Liverpool, you seem to feel they’re a perfect match.
Dynamic, quick, good in the tackle, and calm on the ball, Denis Zakaria possesses everything a modern day footballer needs to succeed. Liverpool, of course, are a high pressing team and Zakaria would surely slot in nicely.
Whether it’s the £24m fee in January, or on a free in the summer, Liverpool simply have to ensure they land the Swiss star.
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