Getting the Jersey of a club you’ve been linked with even before agreeing to a move can just be hastily seen as a way of agreeing a deal in advance. Same could be said of Liverpool target, Lucas Alario who confirmed to Marca that,
“Yes, I have a shirt from them. I do career mode with that team on the PlayStation. I really like the colour red, I admit.”
The River Plate striker has been on Liverpool’s radar in recent weeks, and a Summer move for the Argentine is on the books. Earlier this month, according to The Mirror, a deal of around 10 million Pounds was close to being agreed on, but 70% of Alario’s economic rights is being owned by a 3rd-party investment group, and that must be sorted out before a move is finally agreed on.
The EPL doesn’t allow for 3rd-party ownership, and that is still stalling contracts agreement. However, River Plate are close to securing another 30% ownership by May, and are keen to secure the whole ownership in order to sanction a final sale. Alario, who has scored 7 goals in 16 appearances is also been monitored by Borussia Dortmund, and the German side are keen to have him in their ranks with talks that Aubameyang could depart by Summer. The investment group linked with Colón de Santa Fe, the former club of the 23-year-old will be letting him off the hook if suitors table the right price.
As Benteke’s future at Anfield is in questions, a move away is very feasible. The former Aston Villa striker is being targeted by West Brom, and with his style not fitting Klopp’s philosophy, the Tony Pulis-led West Brom is the perfect system for him to play in. Alario is seen as a key replacement for Benteke, and he will be a great option and addition to the Liverpool attack that needs strengthening.