Liverpool have a history in recent years of signing players at a young age due to their contract situations and that could well be the case again here.
Having secured younger players on a free (Harvey Elliot, Dominic Solanke) or for a low fee (Fabio Carvalho, Danny Ings) the Reds have done some solid business in recent years.
Whilst Ings and Solanke went on to be sold for huge profits, Elliot has developed into a first-team midfielder aged 19.
With England’s U19 European Championship-winning captain available for a snip this summer, it may be time for Liverpool to move again.
🚨 Aston Villa starlet Carney Chukwuemeka is available for around £20m this summer and Liverpool are interested.
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— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) July 19, 2022
The midfielder is out of contract next summer and has rejected all the offers that Villa have proposed.
With the club not wanting to lose the talented young player for free, they may be forced to part ways with him for a fee of around £20M this summer.
The player has been left of Villa’s pre-season tour and is currently demanding a large contract to stay at Villa Park.
Arsenal, Newcastle United, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and others are interested in him – a list of clubs which offer an insight into his level.
Aston Villa are now open to selling Carney Chukwuemeka – they have set an asking price around £20m for the player who’s in the last year of his contract. ⭐️🏴 #AVFC
Barcelona lead the chase ahead of a host of European elite clubs, as revealed earlier this week ⤵️👀 https://t.co/qnDd39FtqL
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 16, 2022
Liverpool’s summer business is reportedly done as far as incomings go, but this may be a deal too good to pass up.
His athletic six-foot build would offer something different for Klopp but would also be a star for the future as well.
With Liverpool’s midfield due for a re-energise in the near future, Chukwuemeka could be the perfect addition and player for Klopp to work with.