Report: Liverpool make contact for out of favour Barcelona player Jeremy Mathieu

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Liverpool have been linked with Barcelona’s Jeremy Mathieu

Jeremy Mathieu

According to Le Parisien via The Sun, Liverpool are keen on buying Barcelona’s Jeremy Mathieu.

The French publication claim a number of clubs are monitoring the Barcelona defender’s situation at the Nou Camp this summer, and Liverpool are among them as the Reds make contact over his availability.

The French international defender joined Barca from fellow La Liga side Valencia in the summer of 2014, yet for the past two seasons he has largely been on the peripherals of the first team.

Jeremy Mathieu

With competition for places high and the Catalans adding further options at the back with the addition of Samuel Umtiti, questions have been asked of Mathieu’s future.

Liverpool are in the market for a new defender having sold Martin Skrtel to Fenerbahce and releasing the experienced Kolo Toure following the expiration of his contract on Merseyside.

Jurgen Klopp’s side don’t have much strength in numbers at the back, and it said that the Reds boss is keen on bringing in a player with Champions League experience ahead of the new season.

Jeremy Mathieu

Mathieu, 32, is strong in the air, comfortable with the ball at his feet and will offer plenty of versatility as he is capable of featuring both in the middle or at left-back.

The report goes on to say that Besiktas are also in for the defender, yet the Barcelona man is said to favour a move to the Premier League.

Jeremy Mathieu

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