Liverpool’s ongoing search for a new midfielder has attracted interest from a variety of midfielders. Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch and Crystal Palace midfielder Cheick Doucouré are rumored to be priority targets, but every other name has surfaced and disappeared.
And now, as the transfer deadline looms, a new candidate has surfaced. According to The Athletic, Liverpool are eyeing Argentine midfielder Ezequiel Palacios of Bayer Leverkusen, and at 24 years old, he fits the bill.
The player, who joined Leverkusen from Liber Plate in 2020, has scored eight goals and five assists in 89 games. He has also played in the Champions League and the Europa League, and has also represented Argentina in 25 matches.
As is typical of the South American player, he plays an intense and precise defensive role, mowing down the ball and providing accurate passes to the front line. He can also dribble the ball forward on his own, making him more of a midfielder than a typical defensive midfielder.
Liverpool’s Latin players, including Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez, are also on the rise. This summer’s transfer window also saw the addition of Alexis Mac Allister, another Argentine, who should have no trouble with languages and the like at Anfield.
However, the club’s head of reinforcements has flatly denied any sale, and it is unlikely that the player, who is under contract until 2025, will go to England.
Nevertheless, the probability of challenging the Premier League in the upcoming transfer market cannot be ruled out, and he may land in England in the future…