Liverpool leading race to sign €45m-rated Argentine forward

The Merseyside giants have reportedly set their eyes on Sevilla forward Lucas Ocampos, as Liverpool look to strengthen their front-line next campaign. The 26-year-old winger joined the La Liga giants back in 2019 from the French Side Marseille, and within no time the footballer started to unfold his credibility in a supreme manner.

Lucas had played a prime part for Los Nervionenses in his very first campaign, wherein his displays were one of the main reasons behind Sevilla’s UEFA Europa League victory. Ocampos’ decisiveness inside the final third had rattled the cages of opposition halves on many occasions in the 2019/20 campaign.

But with only 7 goals and 4 assists in 31 games across all tournaments, Argentina international has been going through a rugged phase in this campaign, which has certainly been a concerning sight for Los Nervionenses boss Julen Lopetegui.

Having not been able to maintain his rhythm, Sevilla are considering selling the Argentine attacker in the next summer transfer window, where his departure could generate much-needed revenue for his present club.

Meanwhile, La Liga giants were not able to earn a decent amount of cash in spite of shedding some of those promising figures in this campaign’s summer window, and quite understandably, it justifies their decision to take the desperate measurement.

Jose Mario Ruiz, general manager of Sevilla has expressed his thoughts in a recent interview, where he stated, “The difference this season is that we have not made a big sale, but we will have to do it throughout this year if we want to build a great squad again. Once the season is over, we will surely have offers for the players and that decision will have to be made.”