February 25, 2024

Liverpool are reportedly interested in a potential move for Atalanta BC midfielder Ederson, but they could face competition from Newcastle United, who are also believed to be keeping an eye on the Brazilian.

Ederson signed a contract with Salernitana in January 2022, however he was only with the team for six months before moving to Atalanta in July of the same year.

In his 27 games thus far, the 24-year-old has contributed six goals and an assist, making him a vital member of Gian Piero Gasperini’s squad.

Liverpool has officially entered the competition to recruit the Brazilan during the current transfer window, with teams like Newcastle, Barcelona, and Manchester United, according to Italian news source La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

Atalanta's Ederson celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on September 21, 2023 Reuters

The article notes that a summer transfer appears to be the most likely course of events and that any agreement involving the player would cost the interested party approximately £32 million.

It is known that Atalanta is reluctant to let go of Ederson, while Teun Koopmeiners is rumored to be joining Juventus this month.

With the acquisition of Wataru Endo, Ryan Gravenberch, Alexis Mac Allister, and Dominick Szoboszlai to the roster last summer, Liverpool made major midfield reinforcements.

According to a recent report from Calciomercato, The Reds have been monitoring Georgiay Sudakov, a defensive midfielder for Shakhtar Donetsk, and are hoping to add more midfield depth this month.

Ederson has the ability to function in either a defensive capacity or a more advanced role, offering versatile coverage across multiple positions for the Liverpool squad.

The Brazilian’s wide passing range characterizes his style of play, which is similar to the inventiveness of Liverpool vice captain Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Given that Sandro Tonali is presently serving a suspension for offenses relating to betting, it is thought that Newcastle is also looking to add a center midfield player.

Additionally, Joelinton, who had a thigh injury during the Magpies’ 3-0 FA Cup victory over rival Sunderland earlier this month, is expected to miss the remaining time due to injury.

Liverpool, on the other hand, is worried about Mohamed Salah’s health after he was hurt while playing for Egypt in Thursday night’s 2-2 draw with Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations.

After 20 games, the Reds have 45 points in the Premier League and will play their next league game against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.

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