La Liga champions Barcelona are planning a summer swoop for Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson in the summer transfer window, according to the latest reports from Spain.
The Scotland international Robertson has been in impressive form for the Reds this campaign, amassing 13 assists across all competitions and helping manager Jurgen Klopp’s side reach the UEFA Champions League final and had the possibility of trophy success on Sunday.
His performances since joining from relegated Hull City have allowed the star to nail down the left-back position, and have now apparently earned him admiring glances from some of the continent’s other elite sides.
A Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo states that Barcelona have decided Andrew is the level of left-back the board they want in summer, in spite of Jordi Alba having already recently signed a new five-year contract.
However, the report does claim that the Catalan heavyweights are aware of how difficult a reported operation it will be to pull off, considering that Robertson is contracted until June of 2024.
They also claim that the 25-year-old star would cost more than €50m, and reports add that an additional £100 million could be placed on top of that.
According to a British outlet the Daily Mail, Liverpool chief Michael Edwards made Blaugrana agree to a £100m premium when they sold Brazilian midfielder, Philippe Coutinho.
That clause, which applies up until the summer of 2020, means that a £50 million deal for Andrew would cost £150 million – making it virtually impossible for Blaugrana to sign any of the Reds’ stars before then.