Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has revealed when he think the Reds will sign Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
Jurgen Klopp is understood to be pushing for a move for Bayern Munich’s Thiago, who could available for just £30m.
Liverpool have been pursuing the Champions League winner for some time though, leading some to question if a deal will in fact go ahead.
But Carragher has told fans not go get too twitchy about the transfer, insisting it is likely to happen later in the summer.
“The only worry that might put Liverpool off is Thiago’s age – but I think the signing will still happen,” Carragher told the Mirror.
“Liverpool have a few players in the squad around 28 or 29 and that’s why the deal will have to be on their terms – maybe nearer £20m.
“What Thiago does is add something different to what Liverpool have in midfield.
“The midfielders all do a brilliant job but are quite similar. It would be nice to have someone who can control the game more. It would be nice if they had a bit extra technically.
“I think a move will probably happen towards the end of the window.”
Meanwhile, Carragher told Manchester United to pull their finger out and sign Jadon Sancho this summer – or risk losing him to a rival next year.
The Kopite added: “United have got a clear run at Sancho now – but that will change if he’s still at Dortmund next year. I’d be very surprised if Liverpool didn’t try to sign him next summer.
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“That’s why I think United will pay what they have got to pay.
“When United have paid big fees for players in the past we’ve all laughed and said, ‘they’ve been done again’. People called Woodward a joke – selling clubs could always get an extra £10m or £20m from him.
“Now Borussia Dortmund have asked £108m for Sancho. And because United haven’t paid it straight away everyone is criticising them.
“Woodward is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.”
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