Liverpool have been dealt a huge blow in the pursuit of £35-Million Rated Borussia Monchengladbach Midfielder Granit Xhaka as Arsenal close in on a deal for the 23-year-old, as per the Daily Express.
Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp is thought to be a long-term admirer of Xhaka from his Borussia Dortmund days. The German has sent scouts to watch the 23-year-old this Season ahead of a proposed summer move.
However, if recent reports are believed to be true, it is Arsenal and not Liverpool who are the likely destination for Xhaka. With a London lifestyle and lure of playing constantly in UEFA Champions League, the Gunners look set to beat Liverpool in the pursuit of the midfielder.
Although Liverpool fans would be left agitated by this news, this won’t be the first time that Arsenal would lure a Liverpool target.
Previously, the Reds were also interested in the acquisition of striker Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. However, as you might guess, the Chilean was tempted away from the Merseyside with a last minute offer coming from the Emirates.
Thus, with Xhaka potentially preferring Arsenal over Liverpool, another high profile player is set to ditch the Reds for their Premier League rivals.