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Journalist claims Liverpool boss Klopp would love to sign Saul Niguez

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would allegedly love to sign Saul Niguez this summer.

According to Pete O’Rourke, the transfer fee is an issue for the Merseysiders.

The Reds have been linked with a move for the Atletico Madrid midfielder all summer long. Some reports were claiming the club made a £34m offer for the Spaniard.

However, James Pearce came out and refuted such news. The Liverpool correspondent said rumours of an offer were wide of the mark. It lines up with what O’Rourke is saying about the club’s chase of the player.

O’Rourke claimed that a move will only occur if it was financially possible.

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When talking about Niguez to Anfield, the reporter told The Football Terrace: “For Liverpool, I think they’d love to sign Saul Niguez, but, I think the transfer fee might be an issue there.

“You’re probably talking £40-45m, the least Atletico Madrid would be demanding. And I don’t think Liverpool are willing to pay that right now, but, that could change. Jurgen Klopp would love somebody like a Saul Niguez if it’s financially possible.”

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Saul is ideal for the Reds

Amid Klopp’s alleged love of the ace, Niguez would add some steel to the Liverpool midfield.

His career took off under the stewardship of Diego Simeone.

There was a point in his Atletico career when he was a crucial cog in the Uruguayan’s system. Two Champions League finals in three seasons bear testament to that.

His ability at both ends of the pitch, coupled with his endless energy, will only help enhance the Reds next season.

However, it seems those financial issues will hamper any move. It makes potential departures all the more important if Liverpool want to complete a move for the ace.

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