Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after hearing that Atlético Madrid had completed the signing of Rodrigo de Paul.
What’s the story?
You might be wondering why this concerns the Reds.
Well, it could mean a player who was already at Atlético Madrid will now leave for Anfield.
Liverpool are said to be in talks with Diego Simeone’s side over the signing of Saul Niguez, who came through Atlético Madrid’s academy.
The Spanish champions want £43m for their midfield maestro.
Both the Spaniard and De Paul operate in similar areas, so fans have been sparked into a discussion after seeing the South American leave Udinese.
It makes sense.
There’s every chance Simeone has just been waiting for a replacement to arrive, before moving forwards in negotiations with Jürgen Klopp’s side.
Would Saul be a good signing?
In our view, Liverpool shouldn’t have let De Paul join Atlético Madrid without a serious challenge.
The Reds were linked with a move for the Copa America winner, but no serious swoop materialised.
Yes, Saul is a superb player, and would be a fine signing.
However, he’s a bit more defensive than De Paul. Liverpool already have enough defensive steel in Fabinho, James Milner and Jordan Henderson.
In that respect, a more attack-minded midfielder would’ve been better suited coming to Anfield this summer.
Having said that, Saul is a man of many talents. With Klopp’s coaching ability, Liverpool can turn the Spaniard into anything they want.
For now, let’s see what the Liverpool fans on Twitter have been saying about Saul after De Paul joined Atlético Madrid…
Good deal this for Atletico 👏🏻— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) July 12, 2021
Maybe this will open the path for a Saul departure? https://t.co/chnipFJYwM
Get it done damn @LFC finalize the Grujic and Wilson deal and sign Saul— Ã (@Md_Arif02) July 12, 2021
Here’s what’s great about Rodrigo de Paul joining Atletico.— John O’Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) July 12, 2021
It might help Liverpool sign Saul.
We’ll never have to hear nonsense rumours about the Reds signing RDP again.
De Paul to atletico Madrid is a great signing.— Dylan Miley (@DylanMiley1) July 12, 2021
Hopefully it leads to Saul coming to Liverpool once we put another bid in
Rodrigo De Paul confirmed to Atletico means that Saul to Liverpool is happening this week, right?— NiHADlfc (@NiHADlfc) July 12, 2021
Rodrigo de Paul to Atletico opens up Saul to Liverpool 👀#LFC— Rex🏴 (@ThatRexGuyAgain) July 12, 2021