Liverpool could make a game-changing €60 million signing this summer

Atalanta are braced for a potential bidding war for midfielder Teun Koopmeiners this summer, with a number of European giants lining up to secure his services.

According to Italian journalist Emanuele Corazzi (via TMW), Koopmeiners has plenty of admirers, especially in the Premier League, but Liverpool ‘above all’ are the most interested in the Dutch maestro.

The 25-year-old has been in sensational form for Atalanta this season, notching 15 goals and seven assists in 48 games across all competitions.

He has established himself as the lynchpin of Gian Piero Gasperini’s side, spurring La Dea towards a place in the Champions League and also the Europa League final.

Koopmeiners is widely regarded as the most complete midfielder in the Italian top flight, so it’s no surprise that the Netherlands international is highly sought after.

In addition to bagging 12 goals and five assists in 32 Serie A games, Koopmeiners has nearly hit double figures in big chances created, notching nine, while averaging 1.8 key passes per match.

The Dutchman is versatile enough to feature in multiple roles in the middle of the park and has also slotted into defence when required.

His versatility is one of the major appeals in his game, and he is poised to be a game-changing signing for Liverpool if they can get a deal over the line.

Koopmeiners is also wanted by Serie A duo Juventus and Napoli, but they’re unlikely to match Atalanta’s €60 million asking price, paving the way for Liverpool to swoop in.

The Reds are preparing for life after Jurgen Klopp, with Feyenoord tactician Arne Slot set to succeed the German at the end of the season.

Slot has already proven himself as one of the most exciting managers in Europe, and the Liverpool faithful are hoping that the Dutchman can replicate his Feyenoord success at Anfield.

Landing Koopmeiners would be a statement of intent from Liverpool, whose quadruple dreams ended on a whim, although they did manage a Carabao Cup trophy this season.

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