La Liga giants Barcelona are facing multiple criticisms after the Champions League exit and the issues within the management. But, a new generation of talents is rising parallelly in the club with great hope for the future.
Spanish international Pedri is one of the promising names in the Catalonian squad. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder is brilliant with possession and dribbling. Some of the pandits consider the player as the future replacement of Lionel Messi in the Barca lineup.
The season stat of the player justifies his quality on the field. He featured 44 games this season from which he scored 3 goals and assisted for 6. His contract ends next summer as of now. (Transfermarkt)
According to the latest reports, Pedri is ready for an extension in Barcelona as the team offers a long-term deal for him. Even though, the club has the option to extend the player’s contract without a new one as per the current clause in the contract.
However, Camp Nou is not thinking too much as they realized the importance of the player in the Barca squad. Reports from Spain are vague as the figures are not clear in the contract proposal.
Interest from Anfield
Premier League champions Liverpool are out of the title race and they are focusing on European qualifications this season. Jurgen Klopp has got defensive concerns in the midst of the season and concerned about the summer window.
Although, incomings in the frontline are not a priority for Reds. But, the talent of Pedri attracted the scouts of Anfield. They have registered their interest in the player multiple times.
The current front three of Klopp is working fine on the field but will demand proper replacements in the future. Also, Klopp got more years in Anfield to win more for the Reds. In that case, the attacking addition is a point of concern for him.
They are pushing hard for a top-four finish but challenges are beyond imagination in England. Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea and West Ham United are the strong opposition for the fourth spot on the table.
The Champions League action is still under control for the Reds. They are up against Champions of Spain, Real Madrid for the second leg action in the quarter-finals of the competition. The margin of two goals makes the Anfield clash the important fixture of the season for Liverpool.
Although, they have got no hope in the Pedri deal. Reports from Spain cites an inclusion of a release clause of £350 million in the new proposal. This would lock up the star for years in Catalonia.
Liverpool’s summer anticipation is unpredictable as they are tracking multiple talents of Europe. The defensive department is the primary focus of them as they need to address the injuries of their important players with immediate effect.