21 Dec 2016

Deal Close? 'Excellent' £20m star drops massive Liverpool transfer hint; done deal very 'soon'?

Is Southampton defender Jose Fonte set to sign for Liverpool?

After Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Everton, Dejan Lovren posted a celebratory image on Instagram, which attracted the following response from Fonte:

"Epic picture my brother!"

In response, Lovren posted the following cryptic message:

"Thanks bro. Hope to see you soon you know where ;-)"

Cloying Bromance aside, the obvious implication here is that Lovren is referencing a possible transfer to Liverpool during the upcoming transfer window.

Liverpool were last linked with Fonte at the beginning of December, and in an article last week, I suggested that Fonte is likely to be target for Klopp during the January transfer window

Fonte certainly appears to be available, and in a recent interview, the Portuguese rejected reports that he'd snubbed a new contract:

"I don't know what they [Southampton] are talking about. There's nothing on the table that I didn't sign. I have been informed by Southampton that they are NOT offering me a new contract".

Reds legend Mark Lawrenson is certainly in favour of a transfer. When asked last season about Liverpool's centre-back situation, he told the BBC:

"I think Liverpool signed the wrong Saints centre-back when they bought Dejan Lovren in the summer, because Jose Fonte has just been outstanding for them".

Should Liverpool move for €12m-rated Fonte during the January transfer window?

^ Lovren: Cost Liverpool £20m. Hailed by Robbie Fowler as 'excellent'

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