Liverpool have bolstered their midfield with Alexis MacAllister this summer, and maybe things will happen in the defensive line as well during the transfer window. The club has been linked with both full-backs and full-backs and has recently come up with an exciting new name, Mickey van de Ven.
The 22-year-old centre-back from Wolfsburg has shown he has plenty of pace and is also capable of filling a role on the left in a back three, which could come in handy if Liverpool continue to use Trent Alexander-Arnold as a central midfielder when they have the ball.
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“He’s very quick, and that’s something Liverpool want in their defence,” says David Lynch in a transfer update Football from the inside.
Lynch says sources close to Liverpool have reported that the club are interested in signing a Dutch centre-back. This would have been Ajax’s Jurrien Timber, but now it looks that way Watchman He could end up at Arsenal.
– It makes me think Van de Ven is high on Liverpool’s list and is a name to watch, says Lynch.
That rumors about the 22-year-old began surfacing around the same time Jörg Schmadtke became Liverpool’s sporting director is no coincidence. The Dutchman was brought to Wolfsburg for £3.5m in the summer 2021 window, when Schmadtke was still sporting director at the club.
Do I think Liverpool is a nice club? Naturally! Van de Ven said in a recent interview that if the right club arrived with a clear plan for me, I could consider taking the next step.
– I know Liverpool have followed me in the past, but at the moment I don’t know anything, he added.
Van de Ven will feature in the U21 EC with the Netherlands this summer. The tournament starts on Wednesday.
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