Liverpool determined to agree deal for 25-year-old midfielder

Scotland midfielder John McGinn is reportedly a summer transfer target for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, according to a recent report.

The Aston Villa man has turned out to be a bargain buy for Dean Smith’s team since arriving for £2.5 million from Hibs in 2018, netting the goal that would take them into the English top-flight Premier League in the play-off final before regularly impressing in the first tier.

John has also become an important player for Steve Clarke’s national side and is currently starring at UEFA Euro 2020.

That rise has transfer chiefs at Liverpool excited, according to a report from the Sunday Post, and they are understood to be keen on a move.

The Reds are seeking a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum, the Dutchman who joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer earlier this month.

It’s stated the Villa would demand a sum of £20 million at a minimum but that price tag is not likely to scare off those at Anfield who continue to reap the rewards of taking an £8 million punt on another Scotland international Andy Robertson.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are reportedly eyeing up a move to sign Sassuolo attacker Domenico Berardi this summer.

The Reds are considering him as a possible replacement for Mohamed Salah as there are lingering doubts over the Egyptian’s long-term future at the club considering that he only has two years remaining on his deal.