Barcelona Are Preparing To Make A Summer Move For Liverpool Star Andy Robertson

Barcelona are ready to test Liverpool's determination to keep Andy Robertson at Anfield after reports suggest that the Spanish club want to sign him in the summer.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the La Liga champions have identified the 25-year-old left-back as a target that has the 'level' needed to play for the club.

Unfortunately for Barça, Liverpool are in the driving seat for any negotiations surrounding the Scotland captain, especially as his current deal expires in 2024.

The Spanish newspaper added that the Reds would demand more than £50m for Robertson should they decide to sell him, not to mention the £100m premium clause on top of any transfers from Liverpool to Barcelona after it was added as part of the deal for Philippe Coutinho last year.

Robertson, who was voted the best left-back in the world in one of our readers' polls, signed for the Premier League side from Hull City in 2017 and has made over 50 appearances for the club.

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Credit: PA

The Liverpool star's impressive form has caught the attention of Manchester United legend Gary Neville, who praised Robertson last week for his performances at club level this season.

"Robertson has become a brilliant full-back," he told Sky Sports.

"I have to say, defensively with England, we actually exploited him up at Celtic Park. We said: 'Make runs inside him, he'll be good going forward, but defensively you'll catch him.'

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Credit: PA

"What he's done at Liverpool has shocked me in terms of his defensive work.

"We talk about Jürgen Klopp improving players. His work with Robertson and some of the other players -- [Sadio] Mané, [Mohamed] Salah and [Roberto] Firmino in particular -- these three are a complete different level now, and it's the same for Robertson."

Barcelona are reportedly set for a summer clearout, with up to ten first-team players to be sold as they prepare to overhaul their existing squad.

In fact, Ernesto Valverde's future remains uncertain after their exit to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals, with Barça eyeing up a potential replacement for him.

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