Liverpool wants to make a significant midfield overhaul for the upcoming season and is actively seeking reinforcements in the market. Consequently, the Reds have made an initial proposal to sign Federico Valverde. According to El Nacional newspaper, Liverpool offered €60 million to Real Madrid for the Uruguayan midfielder.
However, the Spanish club rejected the English side’s approach. Real Madrid considers Valverde as one of the few non-transferable players in their squad and sees him as the future of their midfield in the coming years. The 24-year-old Uruguayan, who had a season with 12 goals and seven assists, is under contract until 2027, with a release clause of €1 billion.
Thus, Liverpool continues its search for reinforcements and plans to make further signings, in addition to Argentine Alexis Mac Allister, who cost the club €35 million. Real Madrid would be open to selling Valverde, but only if a genuinely good offer were to arrive – and we are likely talking about offers exceeding €120 million.
Liverpool refused to pay that price for Bellingham, so it’s not as if they would do it for Valverde. We don’t know what will happen next summer. Valverde had a brilliant start to the 22/23 season, but was a shadow of himself after the World Cup, with Ancelotti occasionally choosing other players ahead of him.
Valverde in Premier League
If his struggles continue and his place in the starting XI is taken by Bellingham, Madrid would probably be more inclined to sell – and who knows, perhaps Liverpool would end up signing Federico. Federico Valverde began his career at Peñarol, a Uruguayan club, before moving to Real Madrid in 2016.
Valverde quickly became an important player in Real Madrid’s midfield, demonstrating exceptional ball recovery, game vision, and passing ability.
His versatility and tenacity make him a reliable and flexible player capable of performing various midfield roles. Additionally, Valverde has been a key member of the Uruguayan national team, representing his country in international competitions.