Liverpool could be mystery side trying to sign 20-year-old son of former Real Madrid player - journalist


Liverpool may be the mystery Premier League side taking a look at signing Argentinos Juniors youngster Federico Redondo.

The Reds are in the market for a defensive midfielder at the moment, with Fluminense’s Andre the leading candidate over recent months.

But after news filtered through yesterday that Liverpool are unlikely to pull the trigger on Andre, other options are now being put forward. And according to Brazilian journalist Emmanuel Luiz, one of those options may be Redondo. This is what he told The Redmen TV on Wednesday.

“I will tell you what I know about Federico Redondo, he’s from Argentinos Juniors,” says the reporter. “Fluminense are looking at him to be the replacement of Andre. Maybe it’s only the manager of the athlete that’s saying this, but clubs in the [Premier League] big six are looking at Redondo to buy him right now, maybe loan him.

“What they were telling me, if Fluminense sells Andre they have a big chance of getting Redondo. But clubs like Fulham, Wolves are looking to maybe get Redondo right now. Clubs like Liverpool, Tottenham, I don’t know which club from the big six, but they are looking at him too.

“My feeling is that Liverpool will hire a defensive midfielder from South America. The biggest three names that we have right now are Andre, Federico Redondo and [Gabriel] Moscardo from Corinthians.”

Redondo an option for Liverpool
It’s interesting that Liverpool are looking to South America for their next defensive midfield star. Of course, their former destroyer – Fabinho – was from the continent and maybe they want to emulate that success.

At the moment, it’s hard to ignore that the best, and most developed, of that bunch is clearly Andre.

Now a Copa Libertadores winner and a full Brazil international, the 22-year-old looks ready for his move to Europe.

If Liverpool decide not to follow through on a move to sign him, it makes you wonder why they’d feel Redondo or Moscardo are any more suitable.

Nevertheless, there is clearly a very talented player in Redondo. His father, Fernando, was a silky smooth deep-lying playmaker for Real Madrid, AC Milan and Argentina. With those genes, Federico is worth keeping an eye on.

Early signs are that the young man has some of the qualities of his father. However, with less than 60 games under his belt for Argentinos Juniors, it’s hard to ascertain his true level.

Should Liverpool feel he has the capacity to develop into a top player though, they shouldn’t hang around.

Redondo comes from the same academy that bore Alexis Mac Allister. If there’s a chance Federico has similar talent, the Reds shouldn’t hesitate.

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