Liverpool triggers €70m release clause to sign Porto midfielder Alan Varela

Liverpool triggers €70m release clause to sign Porto midfielder Alan Varela Transfers

Liverpool reported interest in a number of midfielders during last summer’s transfer window, resulting in the acquisitions of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch.

After successfully revamping their midfield, the club has been a fierce contender in the Premier League this season. They have also been able to maintain their good form in an all-out battle against a string of injuries, thanks in part to the emergence of young midfielders such as Bobby Clark and James McConnell.

However, with Thiago Alcantara likely to retire at the end of the season and Wataru Endo is now 31 years old, the possibility of strengthening the midfield this summer cannot be ruled out. With coach Jurgen Klopp stepping down, the team may be reborn with a new look.

According to O Jogo, Liverpool is considering whether to get serious about acquiring 22-year-old Porto midfielder Alan Varela, and is even considering invoking his contract termination clause, said to be worth 70 million euros.

The former Argentina U-20 midfielder, who moved to Porto from Boca Juniors in the summer of 2023, has been a mainstay at the bottom of midfield and has played 28 games this season. He has played 28 games this season, including seven in the Champions League, and is steadily gaining experience.

As is typical of South American players, he is a strong defender, and can also create attacks with his passing from a defensive position. He is also an athlete, and has the potential to play an active role at Liverpool, where he is expected to win the ball back immediately.

However, if you are asking if he is worth 70 million euros at this point, the answer would be no. In addition, Liverpool is unlikely to spend that much money on a single player, and interest is unlikely to be genuine.

Will he defy all expectations and play at Anfield in the future?