Liverpool join Newcastle in race for Boca Juniors defensive midfielder Alan Varela

Liverpool are reportedly keeping a close eye on many defensive midfielders across the Europe. The reports in England suggested that Liverpool have joined Newcastle in race for Boca Juniors defensive midfielder Alan Varela. The 21-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

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The defensive midfielder has played all his life at Boca Juniors. He has made his way through the youth system at the Argentina club. His current contract with Boca is set to run out in the winter of 2026.

Varela has featured in eight matches for Boca Juniors this term in all competitions.

The 21-year-old has long been touted as one of Argentina’s most promising young talents. As a member of Argentina U20 team, Varela won two caps.

Alan Varela is set to be a man in demand in the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature. Jürgen Klopp is a firm fan of Boca Juniors defensive midfielder and Liverpool could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense. The Argentina international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Jürgen Klopp wants to target in the summer transfer window.

The 21-year-old will add a new dimension to Liverpool’s midfield. His arrival would give Liverpool some much needed tactical flexibility.

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According to the report, “Liverpool, Newcastle United and Barcelona are among multiple clubs around Europe keeping tabs on Boca Juniors star Alan Varela, sources have told Football Insider. The 21-year-old midfielder is set to be one of Argentina’s hottest properties this summer. Boca fielded multiple enquiries in January for Varela, including one from Bournemouth, but no deal was agreed and he remained in his homeland. Boca also could have lost their star midfielder to Benfica, who were keen to bolster midfield options after they lost Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea. Liverpool and Newcastle have dispatched scouts to keep an eye on Varela in recent months as they weigh up whether to make a summer move. A bid of around £16-20 million is likely to be enough to land the Boca product and that is a price that is attracting suitors. The battle for his signature will be one to watch throughout summer with Varela keen to land a move, especially to the English Premier League. Liverpool could move as they look to add quality and depth to their midfield in the summer window with the likes of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain expected to leave the club.”

Boca Juniors are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the midfielder, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.

A club with Liverpool’s resources should be able to afford him easily.

Good signing for Liverpool?

Signing the 21-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Jürgen Klopp.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Liverpool.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Liverpool come calling for Varela this summer.

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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.

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