Spanish international and Villarreal winger Yeremy Pino have been linked to Liverpool for some time, and the most recent reports are intriguing.
The Reds and Arsenal are preparing to go head-to-head for the 19-year-old playmaker, and the Yellow Submarine are expecting an offer to come in soon, according to today’s version of AS (news image given below).
The reputable Spanish news outlet mentioned that Villarreal expects an offer in the range of £34-£42 million (40–50 million euros) for their star man.
Given that it would be one of the biggest moves in the club’s history, such an offer would help the La Liga team solve it’s financial issues.
The Madrid-based outlet claims that Villarreal has dealt with similar circumstances in the past, and they will let Pino make the final decision.
Back in 2011, they agreed a fee worth 21 million euros with Malaga for Santi Cazorla and last year, an offer worth 50 million euros from Tottenham was accepted for Pau Torres.
The difference was that Cazorla made the decision to leave, and Torres on the other hand chose to stay and play in the Champions League.
So the winger in this case will also decide if he wants to stay or leave as a bid of £34- £42 million would be accepted from either Liverpool or Arsenal.
The situation at Anfield
Because no one is good enough to cover for Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz, Liverpool lacks depth in the wide attacking positions. The Colombian was replaced by Fabio Carvalho, a natural center attacking midfielder, against Fulham in the second half.
Pino is mainly a right winger, but he can also play as a secondary forward or on the left flank. Under Unai Emery’s guidance during the 2021–22 season, the youngster directly contributed in 11 goals (7 goals and 4 assists) in all competitions.
He played in the Champions League for the first time in his career last year, and unlike Arsenal, Liverpool can offer him the chance to play in Europe’s elite competition this season.