Barcelona ‘open contract talks with rising star Pedri as Liverpool register interest in 18-year-old midfielder after his superb breakthrough season at the Nou Camp’
- Reds are reportedly keen to bring the teenage wonderkid to the Premier League
- The Spanish giants are desperate to hold onto one of their brightest prospects
- His proposed new four-year deal would have a huge £350million release clause
Barcelona have reportedly offered wonderkid Pedri a new contract in an attempt to ward off transfer interest from Liverpool.
The precocious midfielder, 18, has broken into the first-team after his debut in September, with 43 appearances in all competitions already so far this campaign, with his fine form also earning him three Spain caps.
According to the Mirror, Liverpool have contacted the teenager’s representatives to formally declare their interest, but the Spanish giants are keen to tie him down to fresh terms to prevent a potential move to Anfield.
Barcelona have reportedly offered wonderkid Pedri, 18, a new deal in light of Liverpool interest
The midfielder has already made 43 appearances this season and is seen as a bright prospect
His current deal expires next summer, with the option for two more years, but the release clause is around £70million, eminently achievable for the Reds.
Therefore the Blaugranas’ contract offered would keep Pedri at the Nou Camp for four years, with the release clause set at a much more prohibitive £350m.
Liverpool are understood to still be interested in pursuing a deal, however much Ronald Koeman’s side want to keep him.
But Jurgen Klopp’s side are understood to be keen on signing him to strengthen their midfield
Reds midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is set to leave Anfield on a free at the end of the season
A recently rejuvenated Barcelona ended up losing 2-1 against Real Madrid in an entertaining El Clasico on Saturday.
The result leaves the LaLiga table fascinatingly poised, with Los Blancos now top on 66 points, rivals Atletico Madrid in second on 66 points but with a game in hand, and Koeman’s outfit in third on 65.
Barcelona host Diego Simeone’s Atletico on May 9 in what could prove a late title decider in Spain.
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