Liverpool remain in the race to sign Teun Koopmeiners this summer

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Liverpool are still one of the clubs interested in signing Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners this summer, according to a new transfer update.

The Reds have been transformed this season, still battling across three competitions, having already sealed EFL Cup glory with a win over Chelsea in the final at Wembley last month.

A big reason for Jurgen Klopp’s side’s success in 2023/24 has been due to the significant midfield rebuild that took place during last summer’s transfer window, following big issues there with Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, among others.

The quartet of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch all sealed moves to Anfield, and they have played their part in a memorable campaign to date.

It looks as though Liverpool may not be done there when it comes to midfield additions, however, with Atalanta ace Koopmeiners on their radar.

That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport [via Sport Witness], who claim tha the Merseysiders are seen as one of the “dangers” to Juventus in the race to sign the Dutchman at the end of the season.

The Serie A giants are eyeing him as a replacement for Adrien Rabiot in the summer window, with his current club valuing him at “around €60m (£51.2m)”. Juve remain “determined” to get their man, but it looks as though Liverpool could be set to provide stiff competition.

Our thoughts on Liverpool’s interest in Koopmeiners…

Koopmeiners is an excellent player who has now proven himself in one of Europe’s top league for an extended period of time, making 111 appearances for Atalanta, including 88 in Serie A.

The 26-year-old could fit right in at Liverpool, providing box-to-box quality in the middle of the park, arriving with his best years still potentially ahead of him.

One question mark surrounding the Reds moving for the Netherlands international is whether big money needs to be spent on another midfielder, though, considering the class and depth already on show in the squad.

The aforementioned four signings last summer will continue to be great options moving forward, and the likes of Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and Stefan Bajcetic are exciting young talents who should only improve, too.

For that reason, Liverpool may be wise to use this summer’s transfer funds elsewhere, although if Koopmeiners did come in, it could be an eye-catching piece of business by the Reds.

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