Inside Information: FSG Offer Rejected
The Reds were in the market over the summer looking for a new midfielder to cover for his continuation injury crisisbut despite signing Arthur Melo from Juventus on Season loanwas not the only player the FSG targeted.
Spanish port as such I mentioned that Premier League The giants made a £86.5m bid for 24-year-old Valverde in the final days of the window, although this was turned down by the La Liga side, who were not willing to let him leave before the deadline.
Latest: Valverde is not for sale
asked by football inside Campbell said on whether Liverpool might be able to defeat Valverde in 2023 if their bid increased:
“Valverde is a player that Real Madrid dedicates a lot of time to. They built him and developed him into an ordinary player.
“The guy scored an incredible goal at the weekend too. He is a player that I think will be world class. He has a great drive, a great shot on him and he can pass the ball with both feet.
“Real Madrid is not a selling club. They have developed this young man and now he is starting to return the faith. I can’t see him moving to Liverpool.
“Real Madrid is not a club that sells its best players.”
Verdict: Not surprising
Valverde has become a key member of Carlo Ancelotti’s starting line-up at the Bernabeu, so it’s no surprise that Liverpool’s approach was rejected.
The Uruguayan made a quick start to this season, scoring five goals in eight matches in all competitions, scoring one goal and making one in just two Champions League matches (Transfer Market).
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Valverde still has five Years left on his Real deal so he won’t be cheap, but with Arthur now in the building, the Reds must wait until next summer to assess their options further.