Liverpool eyeing "the next big transfer coup" for €80M midfielder
Liverpool are reportedly one of the sides eyeing what is being described as "the next big coup" in the transfer market.
Jurgen Klopp announced his decision to leave Liverpool last week and while we're all still reeling, the transfer rumours never stop.
Reportedly, Larsson is the next big thing and Liverpool are taking notice.
Liverpool are interested in signing Hugo Larsson
According to Christian Falk, reporting in The Daily Briefing yesterday, Liverpool are interested in signing Larsson, whose contract expires in 2028.
Falk reports: “Hugo Larsson, midfielder, came from Malmo for €9m [£7.6m]
“He is considered the next big transfer coup after Randal Kolo Muani, who brought Frankfurt €95m [£81m] from Paris Saint-Germain.
“The contract of Larsson is valid until 2028. The following premier league clubs are interested: Arsenal and Liverpool. Frankfurt is considered ready for negotiations from €80 million (£62M).”
Who is Hugo Larsson and why do Liverpool want him?
Who is he?
He is a 19-year-old central midfielder that plays for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.
This season, according to Transfermakt, he has scored two goals and provided two assists and has only been booked once in 2,084 minutes of football in all competitions.
Why do Liverpool want him?
Assuming Liverpool *do* actually want Larsson, it's quite clear to see why he would be a player that fits the style of play Jurgen Klopp has established as the club's new age identity.
But you don't know what that will mean when he is gone and FSG find a replacement to take his spot in the Anfield hot seat.
But considering Frankfurt want to *start* negoations at £62M, Liverpool are likely to sit this one out unless something changes.
Given his contract only expires in 2028, it's fair to assume he will be at the club beyond this summer transfer window.
Liverpool also already have Stefan Bajcetic in that role and if Klopp's last injury update on the 19-year-old is accurate, he should return to training at some point this month.