Liverpool’s interest in Real Madrid defensive midfielder Asier Illarramendi has “grown exponentially” in recent weeks, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.
Illarramendi signed for Los Blancos in 2013 from Real Sociedad for a fee of €32.2 million.
Marca claim that the player would “love to make a move to Anfield” and seemingly wouldn’t be deterred if the club didn’t qualify for the Champions League.
Illarramendi would certainly be a welcome addition at Liverpool – an experienced player who can immediately improve the first team; not a squad player or one for the future. One to improve the Reds here and now.
Liverpool need a defensive midfielder, especially if Lucas Leiva is to leave the club this summer.