Liverpool are reportedly one of a number of teams looking at Croatian international Josip Brekalo as a possible target for the summer transfer window.
According to Calcio Mercato, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Roma are also interested in signing the Wolfsburg attacker.
The report claims Brekalo has been one of Wolfsburg’s best players in the Bundesliga this season and that has attracted interest from sides across Europe.
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Brekalo’s statistics in the Bundesliga for Wolfsburg this season do not particularly stand out. The 22-year-old has managed four goals and three assists in 27 appearances for the German side, whilst also scoring two and assisting two in five starts for Croatia. He has averaged a WhoScored rating of 6.74 in the Bundesliga, which does not suggest that he has been outstanding in terms of the overall context of the league.
However, at the age of 22, he has scope to improve and Liverpool may have seen enough from him to suggest that he will develop into a player good enough to make an impact at Anfield. This means that he could be worth a punt this summer if he is available for a reasonable price.
If Wolfsburg are not willing to let him go and demand a gigantic transfer fee then Liverpool could be better off avoiding a deal because he has not shown enough this season to say that he will be an instant success in the Premier League.
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