French midfielder Maxime Lopez has already admitted having snubbing an offer from Liverpool back in 2014, when he was still being promoted to the Ligue 1 side’s first team.
Now his brother brought a few more details on this story in an interview with Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Julien Lopez, who’s a striker for Paris FC, was talking about the many offers his brother had in his youth years, and confirmed that he went to England to receive a contract offer from the Reds.
“With the Blaugrana there has never been anything concrete. The Reds scouts, on the other hand, came to Marseille to talk to our family a few years ago”, Julien Lopez told Gianluca Di Marzio.
“Maxime went to England for three days. He also attended the derby with Everton. They had offered him a professional contract. Back home, OM chose to make an important proposal to Max. Despite being just 17 years old. And he chose to stay in France ”.
Maxime Lopez did well in Marseille for six seasons, making 150 appearances for the club. This summer, he was sent to Italian side Sassuolo on a loan deal, giving them the chance of making the move permanent if triggering a €2m clause, or that will happen automatically in case a number of appearances is reached.
Even though he’s doing well in Serie A at 22, it now seems unlikely Liverpool would go back for him at some stage.