Liverpool And Arsenal Make Contact With Bundesliga Club About Signing Midfielder Who Could Cost £47M

Liverpool And Arsenal Make Contact With Bundesliga Club About Signing Midfielder Who Could Cost £47M

Liverpool and Arsenal have both made enquiries about signing Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder Jesper Lindstrom, according to Ekstra Bladet (via Sport Witness).

The Danish publication claims the two clubs are leading the race for the 23-year-old’s signature, but there are also six other teams interested in the player.

Newcastle, Tottenham, Napoli, Inter Milan, Juventus and RB Leipzig are said to be keen on snapping up Lindstrom as well, who helped Frankfurt to a seventh-place finish last season.

The Danish international is not expected to be available on the cheap, though, with Frankfurt initially placing a €30m (£26m) to €35m (£30m) valuation on the player.

However, Ekstra Bladet claim that, due to the competition for Lindstrom, that figure could rise to as much as €55m (£47m) if multiple clubs do make bids.

Lindstrom can play in multiple positions

While the Dane did play most of his games as a no.10 for Frankfurt last campaign, he has also been deployed as a winger on both flanks, as well as a striker.

Earlier in his career, Lindstrom was deployed in deeper-lying midfield positions too, although his strengths do lie in the final third of the pitch.

Last season, he bagged 9 goals and contributed 4 assists in 38 appearances for Frankfurt.

Klopp wants Liverpool to sign midfielders

Before the 4-0 friendly win over Leicester City at the weekend, manager Jurgen Klopp made it very clear that he wants to strengthen the midfield:

“We know we have to do something there, that’s absolutely clear. We are working on solutions, but I think everybody can imagine that.”

Lindstrom could be a target as the Reds seek a replacement for captain Jordan Henderson. Their reported pursuit of Southampton’s Romeo Lavia, meanwhile, may well be anticipating the imminent departure of Fabinho, whose move to Al-Ittihad is expected to be confirmed very soon.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.