Liverpool Can Strike Early Agreement to Complete First Signing in 2019

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Liverpool can secure the signing of reported target Christian Pulisic in January, as long as Borussia Dortmund keep him until the end of the season, according to an article published in The Telegraph yesterday.

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Along with Chelsea, Liverpool have been linked extensively with Pulisic in recent weeks and although Dortmund are willing to let him go for £70m, any deal to bring him to Anfield would have to wait until the summer.

Jurgen Klopp has been a longstanding supporter of the 20-year-old and having worked with him briefly in Germany during his stint at the Westfalenstadion, he is keen to join up with his former protégé again; he previously had an £11m bid to bring him to Liverpool rejected in the summer of 2016.

In an agreement which would be similar to that agreed with RB Leipzig over the transfer of Naby Keita a year ago, Liverpool would agree a fee with Dortmund in advance before the star completes a move to Merseyside in the summer.

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With his contract at Dortmund set to expire in 2020, £70m seems a hefty fee to acquire his services, yet with Klopp determined to get his man combined with the fact Pulisic “dreams” of a move to the Premier League, there is a possibility of this price being lowered.

With pace and skill in abundance, age on his side and already the face of the USA national team, it’s easy to comprehend why Pulisic is such a sought after target for Liverpool and it would come as little surprise to see him lining up at Anfield in the foreseeable future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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