Liverpool intensifying efforts to sign €70m-rated ace, negotiations to begin soon

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Liverpool are keen on signing the Porto midfielder Alan Varela at the end of the season.

The 22-year-old has been a key player for Porto since joining the club and his performances have attracted the attention of the Premier League side. According to Eduardo Burgos, Liverpool are now stepping up their efforts to sign the midfielder and they will begin negotiations with Porto soon.

The midfielder has a €70 million release clause in his contract and it will be interesting to see if Porto are willing to sell him for a more reasonable price.

It is no secret that Liverpool are in desperate need of a quality defensive midfielder and the Argentine could be a superb long-term investment. Liverpool have missed the presence of a quality defensive midfielder since the departure of Fabinho. They will need to replace the Brazilian adequately.

They have looked quite vulnerable defensively and the arrival of a quality defensive midfielder will help shield the back four and break up opposition attacks as well.

Alan Varela in action for Porto

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The 22-year-old will certainly be tempted to join a big club like Liverpool and he will look to prove his quality in the Premier League. He has the physical and technical attributes to adapt to English and he could develop into a key player for Liverpool. The reported asking price might seem steep right now, but Varela could justify the investment in the coming seasons.

Liverpool will be hoping to push for major trophies next season and they need to plug the gaps in their squad in order to do well. Signing a quality defensive midfielder will be one of their priorities. They should look to invest in a reliable goalscorer as well, who can lead the line for them and the back of the net on a regular basis.

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