Liverpool could be set to add another midfielder to their ranks this summer, reports claim, with Real Betis midfielder Dani Ceballos a target.
Liverpool are “monitoring” Real Betis’ Spanish Under-21 international midfielder Dani Ceballos, according to reports.
Simon Jones of the Mail suggests that the Reds could move for the £8 million-rated man.
“He has just 12 months left on his current contract and has a buyout clause set at £8 million,” Jones writes.
“However, if he sees out the final year he could leave for minimal compensation and can sign a pre-contract agreement with Liverpool in January.
“Liverpool, Roma and Real Madrid are all aware of his situation.”
Ceballos made 33 appearances for Betis in 2014/15, scoring five goals and making five assists, helping them to a first-placed finish and promotion from the Segunda Division to La Liga.
A right-footed creative midfielder, Ceballos has been tipped for a big future in the Spanish national team.
Last month, Spanish publication Marca described the 19-year-old as “one of the sensations of the second division.”
The versatile midfielder, who is equally at home in a holding role, on the left side of a midfield three/five or even as a playmaker, was instrumental in Betis’s run to promotion, making 33 league appearances.
As well as his positional nous, he also showed off his eye for a killer pass – notching up five assists – and his ability to ghost into the box from deep, scoring five goals.
But the star from Andalusia could be a shrewd signing by the Reds.
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