Report: Liverpool return to try and sign Cristian Tello, Klopp a fan

Cristian Tello

Liverpool have been linked again to Cristian Tello.

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Liverpool have been linked with a move for an old transfer target - Cristian Tello.

The reports stem from Spanish newspaper Marca, who claim manager Jurgen Klopp is a fan of the 24-year-old.

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Tello is still contracted to Barcelona but has spent two years out on loan, 18 months at Porto, and the last six months with Fiorentina.

Marca report Fiorentina are keen to sign him on a permanent basis, but Liverpool's interest has complicated the situation.

Barcelona are expected to sell him this summer, and certainly breaking into their team appears a tall order.

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Tello was on the fringes before his loan, and he did not really do enough during his loan spells to enhance his reputation.

He netted 10 goals in 57 games for Porto, and two goals in 17 appearances for Fiorentina, plus four assists.

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Barcelona meanwhile have strengthened with Luis Suarez and Arda Turan to play in forward positions.

Tello needs a fresh start and if Klopp truly believes in him then Liverpool could be a good move for him, but he will have to prove himself capable of adjusting in the Premier League, and he would be a gamble, although a moderately priced one. 

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