Liverpool transfer news: Reds handed boost in race to sign Marko Pjaca as Fiorentina decide against permanent move

15 Nov

Liverpool target Marko Pjaca could be back on the market this summer, according to reports in Italy.

The Merseyside club were vying to land the talented Croatia international from Juventus during the summer, but they lost out to Fiorentina.

Fiorentina appear to have decided against signing Pjaca permanently

The Serie A club paid £1.75m to sign the 23-year-old on a season-long loan in a deal which also included an option to buy him outright.

However, according to Calciomercato, Fiorentina have now decided not to take up that option and the winger will return to Juventus in the summer.

But with little room in the first-team squad in Turin, it is likely that Juve will be looking him to shift him quickly so he could be available for a knockdown price.

And that could tempt Liverpool into reigniting their long-standing interest in Pjaca to seal a summer swoop.

Croatia international Pjaca has made 11 appearances for Fiorentina during his loan spell, scoring one goal for La Viola in a 3-0 defeat of SPAL.

Liverpool transfer news: Reds keeping tabs on Juventus and Croatia ace Marko Pjaca

12 Jul

Liverpool are tracking Marko Pjaca ahead of a potential summer move for the Croatia international, according to reports.

Pjaca, the Juventus winger, has been listed as one of the players likely to leave Turin following Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival from Real Madrid, with Juve wanting to raise further transfer funds.

Pjaca spent part of last season on loan at Schalke

The 23-year-old, who joined Juventus in the summer of 2016 from Dinamo Zagreb following some impressive performances at Euro 2016, spent the second half of last season on loan at Schalke, as he searched for consistent playing time to fully recover from a long-term anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered in March 2017.

He is currently part of Croatia’s squad at the World Cup, helping them reach their first ever final at said tournament, and Tuttosport claim Liverpool are one of the potential destinations for Pjaca when the competition is over.

Jurgen Klopp is said to be keeping an eye on the winger as he looks to strengthen Liverpool’s squad this summer, with Pjaca seen as a rotation option for the Reds’ front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Pjaca has helped Croatia reach their first ever World Cup final

Liverpool have already completed the signing of Fabinho, the midfielder, this summer, while a deal for Naby Keita collapsed at the last moment when Lyons pulled the plug on his proposed transfer.