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Reported Liverpool target Perr Schurrs signs new Ajax contract

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Reported Liverpool target Perr Schurrs signs new Ajax contract

Liverpool will not be signing Ajax defender, Perr Schurrs, after the defender signed a new deal with the Dutch giants for a further five years.

The Daily Mail claimed in December that Schurrs had emerged as a target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, with a £27m fee said to be enough if the Reds fancied the move.

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But Ajax have confirmed today that the impressive young defender has indeed put pen to paper on a new deal, ending any talk of an immediate move away from the Netherlands.

It means Liverpool will now need to broaden their search for a new defender, if indeed Schurrs was one they were considering.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is said to remain open to the idea of bringing a new face in. A number of defenders have been mentioned, with Sergio Ramos, Eder Militao, and Ben White among the names being linked.

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For Schurrs, though, it seems he’ll be concentrating on Ajax for the foreseeable future at least.

 

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Of course, Schurrs could always end up in England anyway and this might just be a way of Ajax protecting themselves and ensuring they get a good fee if they do sell.

Time will tell if this is a move that backfires on the Reds. Obviously, they’d like a new defender, but they also aren’t desperate, given Fabinho’s excellence and Joel Matip’s pending return.

Schurrs is one to keep an eye on, though.

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