5 Feb 2016

Anfield-bound? Klopp wants 'excellent' Argentine attacker who idolises 'Riquelme'. Liverpool Reps sent already

With Marko Grujic already signed, it appears that Liverpool are still in the market for midfielders, and according to reports this week, the Reds are tracking yet another young central midfielder.

Earlier this week, Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport claimed:

"Liverpool have sent representatives to Empoli to ask for info about Aleandro Paredes (21), but the Tuscan club is only loaning the player, so they can not be party to the negotiations".

The Daily Express has further claimed:

"Liverpool are determined to capture his [Paredes] signature before he heads back to Roma [at the end of the season]".

Some info about Paredes, described by Empoli boss Marco Giampolo as 'excellent':

* 21-year old central Argentine central midfielder, who can also play on the left wing, or as an attacking midfielder.

* 5 goals/assists in 32 games for Empoli and Roma.

* Dec 2015: Empoli boss Marco Giampolo outlined Paredes' role for the club: For me, his role is that of the director in front of the defense".

* Dec 2015: Giampolo also revealed Paredes' weakness: "When he arrived, he had concentration issues during the game, but now he is learning to be better in this area".

* Aug 2014: Francesco Totti's assessment: "Paredes has something more than the others. I think he has a bright future ahead".

* May 2015: Revealed his admiration for Radja Nainggolan: "Nainggolan is very complete, technically very good, very good physically. He's an extraordinary player and by luck plays with us".

* Feb 2015: Paredes told reporters: “Riquelme is my idol. Totti is also a great player, and I have learned a lot from both of them.”

According to Giampolo, Paredes seems to operate in a similar position to Marko Grujic, so is he really needed?


Author: Jaimie K



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