Emre Can’s departure has created a vacuum that needs to be filled by Jurgen Klopp before the end of the summer transfer window. The German tactician bid his goodbye to his compatriot yesterday when the 24-year-old midfielder joined Juventus on a four-year contract which will see him become one of the highest paid German footballers.
Though Klopp got Fabinho and Naby Keita from Shakhtar Donetsk and RB Leipzig respectively, there is still a need for the German manager to bolster his midfield ahead of next season.
In doing so, Klopp has developed an interest in Aston Villa young midfielder Jack Grealish, who was impressive for the Championship side throughout last season.
The England international is being tracked by Tottenham, who are equally looking for Moussa Dembele’s replacement.
Mauricio Pochetino’s men failed to make a statement in last season’s Champions League competition as they couldn’t make it past the group stages.
The Argentine manager believes signing the youngster would bring more dimension to his midfield’s setup.
According to the Sun, Pochetino has made Grealish is prime target this summer but he has to contend with Liverpool for his signature.
The same report further claimed that the Reds are inches ahead of the North London club in the race to sign the midfielder.
It remains unknown if Aston Villa would want to partway with the midfielder this summer.