Liverpool FC are eyeing up a move for Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler next summer when he enters the final year of his contract.
That’s according to Fichajes.net, who say the Anfield side are ‘keen to add more talent’ to their squad but don’t have the money to compete with Europe’s elite.
Instead, they need to plan carefully, and that has led them to taking a look at Soler, whose current contract expires in 2023.
He has ‘become one of the most important players’ in the La Liga side in recent years, with the departure of several big players at Valencia pushing him to ‘become the leader’ at the club.
He’s also moved into a deeper role than previously, and that has caught Liverpool’s attention, with them described as ‘one of the main interested’ parties in him.
They believe he could fill the hole left by Georginio Wijnaldum and Soler potentially being available ‘at a lower price’ because of his expiring contract attracts them greatly.
Jürgen Klopp is said to be a big fan because Soler can play in different roles in midfield, having played as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder and right and left winger during his career so far.
The ‘only problem’ is Valencia’s stance on the matter, with them naturally not very keen to lose one of their ‘main stars’.
This is not the first time Liverpool have been linked, though, with El Gol digital reporting two years ago that the Reds liked Soler and then-teammate Ferran Torres, who is, of course, now at Manchester City.
Our advice is we’d advise a huge pinch of salt at this point, given only one source is reporting this but if you do happen to see this rumour pop up, you at least know where it emerged from and what the original source is saying.