It will be fair to say that no one can replace Steven Gerrard but after his departure from Anfield, the Merseysiders must sign a versatile midfielder.
The Reds were eager to secure the services of Inter Milan star Mateo Kovacic who can play anywhere in midfield. However, the Croat star has opted to join Real Madrid and now according to latest reports Illarramendi’s future at the Bernabeu is in doubt.
Liverpool have been linked with the La Roja star for quite some time and according to Spanish source Fichajes, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has convinced officials to offer a sum close to $22m to sign Illarramendi.
The 25-year-old star mainly warmed the bench for Real Madrid in the presence of Kroos and Modric and a move to Liverpool will be beneficial for him,
As per the provided Fichajes link, Illarramendi has other offers on the table as well but the proposal of Liverpool attracts him the most.