Real Madrid eye Liverpool transfer target Josko Gvardiol
Liverpool’s pursuit of highly-rated defender Josko Gvardiol could stand scuppered by Real Madrid, who reportedly have the Croatian as one of their top targets. The 21-year-old has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League, and Liverpool has stood linked with a move for him, but it appears that Real Madrid is also keen on signing him.
According to AS via Liverpool Echo, he is among the top options on Carlo Ancelotti’s wishlist. RB Leipzig boss Marco Rose has stated his hopes of keeping Gvardiol at the German side following his impressive performance in last week’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City, where he scored the equaliser.
However, with Real Madrid reportedly tracking the defender, Leipzig may find it difficult to hold onto him. The 21-year-old Croatian is having a wonderful season, and also had a very prosperous World Cup campaign with his national team on a personal as well as a team scale.
Real Madrid’s interest in Gvardiol is part of a wider trend that has seen them target almost all of Liverpool’s transfer targets in recent years. The Spanish giants have stood linked with moves for several Liverpool targets like Aurelien Tchouameni last season, and Jude Bellingham this time around apart from a lot of other players.
Could Gvardiol move to Liverpool?
Speaking of Gvardiol, the defender is highly rated and has the potential to become one of the best in the world, and Real Madrid’s interest in him is a clear indication of his quality. However, Liverpool may still be able to convince the 21-year-old to join them instead of Real.
The Croatian has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League, and Liverpool is a club that has a lot to offer. The Reds need a new centre-back due to the dip in the performances of Joe Gomez and Joel Matip and need a young strong centre-back who could fit into the Reds’ style of play.
If Liverpool is able to sign Gvardiol, it would be a significant boost to their defensive options. The club has struggled with injuries to key defenders in recent years, and the addition of Gvardiol would provide them with a young, talented player who has the potential to become a top-class centre-back.
Moreover, if the Reds convince Gvardiol to join them instead of going to Spain, it would be a significant boost to their squad and would provide them with a talented young defender with a bright future ahead of him.
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In conclusion, Liverpool face tough competition from Real Madrid in their pursuit of Josko Gvardiol. The Croatian defender is highly rated and has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League, but Real Madrid’s interest in him could scupper Liverpool’s plans. Hopefully, he joins the Reds and achieve his ambitions with us.