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Lazio star forward emerged as a target for Liverpool

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Liverpool are reportedly exploring the possibility of signing a new forward and Lazio’s versatile forward Joaquin Correa has emerged as the target for The Reds in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The famous front three of Liverpool have been misfiring throughout the 2020-2021 season. To kickstart their old form, Klopp wants quality backups.

The Biancocelesti bought Correa from Sevilla in the summer of 2018 for €15 million. Correa has a contract with Lazio until the summer of 2024. However, there are talks that he has a release clause in his deal at Stadio Olimpico around €90 million.

The 26-year-old forward is in a pretty good form with the blue half of Rome. He made 31 appearances in all competitions, contributing six goals and five assists in the process.

Liverpool to purchase Correa from Lazio:

According to reports, Liverpool have approached Lazio to enquire over a move for the attacker during this summer’s transfer window. Lazio’s financial problems mean that the Argentina international could be available for around €50 million ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.

Correa has represented River Plate, Renato Cesarini and Estudiantes as a youth. He made his first-team debut with the latter on 19 May 2012, coming on for Duván Zapata in a 0–3 away win against Banfield for the Primera División championship.

In December 2014, Correa transferred to Serie A club Sampdoria for an €8.4 million fee. He signed a four-and-a-half-year contract. In July 2016 Sevilla bought Correa and took him to La Liga for a €13 million transfer fee. In the summer of 2018, he returned back to Serie A with Lazio. 

The Argentine forward got his senior international call up in June 2017, in a 1–0 friendly win over Brazil. On 13 June, he scored his first international goal in a 6–0 away friendly win over Singapore. Since then he made five appearances for Argentina and managed to score 2 goals. 

Correa has scored 25 goals and registered 17 assists in 110 appearances for his Italian club since arriving from Sevilla.

It will be interesting to see if Liverpool make the official approach to Lazio about the transfer of Correa when the window opens in the summer. 

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