Liverpool at the forefront in the battle for Teun Koopmeiners with the transfer fee of £51m

Liverpool at the forefront in the battle for Teun Koopmeiners with the transfer fee of £51m Transfers

Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners, who grew up in the academy of AZ Alkmaar, stepped up to his first challenge abroad in the summer of 2021 when he sought a new home with Atalanta. With the club, he has played in the Champions League and Europa League, in addition to Serie A, and has made more than 100 appearances.

Interest from Liverpool continues to be reported for the midfielder, who just turned 26. His name was mentioned more frequently than that of Japanese midfielder Wataru Endo last summer, as the club was having trouble securing a defensive midfielder.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool is still interested in the player and is leading the race to sign him. Atalanta are in no rush to sell and are expected to remain at the Gavis Stadium unless an offer is made for a fee in excess of £51 million.

Newcastle United and Juventus have also joined the fray, especially Juventus, who are said to have the Dutch midfielder as their top priority target and may step up their game in Italy.

Liverpool, on the other hand, is not essential to securing a midfielder this summer. The midfield revamp was completed last summer, and all of the players acquired are playing well. The injured players are expected to return next season, and the team has the strength to fight through the season.

With ample funds, the Reds would not hesitate to strengthen further, but they also have their sights set on right wing and center back. The limited budget should be spent on one of those positions, and there is almost no chance that the former AZ Alkmaar midfielder will move to Anfield.

The only media outlets reporting on Liverpool’s relationship with Teun Koopmeiners are the Italian media, and the truth of this report is also doubtful. Therefore, it seems unlikely that the club will be serious about acquiring this Dutch midfielder.