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Ligue 1 side Rennes are reportedly interested in signing Joel Matip from Liverpool with only a few days left in the transfer window.
This summer, the Reds were associated with a number of midfielders, including a centre-back, and a late sale might force them to look for a replacement.
Before the window opened, talk of a rebuild was prevalent, and, for the most part, the club have seen a lot of change with players leaving and the likes of Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Wataru Endo all coming in – but their defensive reinforcements still have a question mark next to them.
Matip, whose contract is up at the end of the upcoming season, is most likely to leave Liverpool next summer.
Virgil Van Dijk and Ibrahim Konate, who might both be missing for their team’s home game against Aston Villa due to a red card and a muscle injury respectively, are now being replaced by him.
What is the Latest on Joel Matip?
Joel Matip latest news has it that, the center-back is attracting interest from abroad, with Ligue 1 club Rennes interested in his services, according to report.
The former Schalke defender saw his first action of the year during the 2-1 victory against Newcastle after Van Dijk was sent off over the weekend.
It would be ridiculous for the club to let him depart now without finding a replacement since, at one point, he was an important player for Jurgen Klopp. He is currently nearing the end of his time at the club, which is expected to be at the end of this season.
Who Do Liverpool Want to Sign?
What is What is Rennes Arthur Theate Transfer Fee
Liverpool have been linked with Piero Hincapie of Bayer Leverkusen and Rennes Arthur Theate, a player who is reportedly available for roughly £30 million and with whom Matip may swap positions with.
Theate, 23, can fill Liverpool’s need for a left-footed center-back and ranks very highly in on-the-ball metrics like progressive passes, carries, and passes completed. Liverpool also have leverage in the negotiation process because Matip is a player the French team wants.
At six feet three, he is also physically dominating and would undoubtedly help the new method Klopp is sticking with.