Liverpool had a considerably busier end to the summer transfer window than they had anticipated. In the final moments of the transfer window, the Reds made a move to sign Juventus’ Arthur Melo on loan. This move meant Liverpool changed their stance on purchasing a midfielder this summer as a result of the injury crisis they were facing in the midfield.
Liverpool were linked with a number of possible targets throughout the transfer window. The Reds allegedly made a significant offer for Real Madrid midfielder, Federico Valverde before deciding to go with Arthur, according to a recent Spanish article.
Over the past three seasons, the 24-year-old Valverde has emerged as a crucial component of the Los Blancos team. The versatile midfielder from Uruguay, who is skilled at playing in a variety of positions, has assisted his present team in winning seven trophies, including two La Liga titles. He was also essential to his team winning the UEFA Champions League in 2021–2022.
According to Spanish news outlet AS, via Madrid Universal, Liverpool made a bid for Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde within the final two days of the transfer window. It is claimed that the offer was worth around €100million (£87m).
However, the report adds that Liverpool’s offer was swiftly rejected by Madrid, with the La Liga side not entertaining any offers for Valverde that late in the window. Throughout the summer, Liverpool was speculatively linked to the Uruguayan international, but as the transfer window wore on, the rumors died down.
Liverpool, on the other hand, signed Arthur Melo on a season-long loan from Juventus on the deadline day of the transfer market. The club paid a loan fee in the region of £4 million for the Brazilian midfielder with an option to buy for £32 million next summer.
The club will next host RB Leipzig in their second UEFA Champions League Group F fixture on Wednesday 14th, September.