The Merseyside giants are set to blow Man United out of the water in the transfer race for Atalanta defender Cristian Romero. Liverpool are willing to offer a sum of €50m to beat their rivals in pursuit of Argentina international. Cristian arrived in Italy in 2018, signing for Genoa from boyhood club Belgrano in Argentina.
Romero enjoyed an excellent debut campaign in Serie A, which prompted Juventus to add him in the summer of 2019 before loaning him out to Genoa for the rest of the 2019/20 term, where he made a solid impression yet again.
This past summer saw the 23-year-old centre-back being sent out to Atalanta on yet another temporary spell and the defender stood out for La Dea,playing a key role in them securing yet another top-four finish in Serie A.
His progress has also landed the Argentine defender a spot in the national team while he is now attracting a lot of interest from some of the biggest teams in the world, with Man United and Liverpool taking note. Reds have already strengthened their backline by signing Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.
However, given Joel Matip’s sketchy injury record and with Konate himself having had a couple of serious injuries over the last two years, it would make sense for Liverpool to add another top-quality centre-half to compliment Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, especially with Nat Phillips being linked with an exit. To that end, Reds are now readying an offer of €50m for Cristian, as they look to beat Man United to his signing.