Liverpool have secret weapon to sign the 'new Luka Modric' in £18m deal
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Liverpool have a secret weapon that will help them in their pursuit of Luka Sucic.
The Reds have endured a topsy-turvy season. They currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League, some six points adrift of the top four, albeit with a game in hand, while their Champions League hopes are hanging by a thread.
Indeed, Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday in the last-16 of the competition, hoping to overturn Real Madrid’s 5-2 lead from the first leg.
In turn, Liverpool have been tipped to overhaul their squad next season, with the midfield in particular needing rejuvenation.
The Reds have reportedly cited Jude Bellingham as their number one transfer target, while they have also been linked with Chelsea’s Mason Mount.
Another player linked is RB Salzburg’s Sucic, and Liverpool have a secret weapon among their ranks that could help them finalise a deal for the Croatian.
Liverpool’s ‘secret weapon’
As per the Echo, Liverpool are linked with a move for Susic, with the player having shone for Austrian Bundesliga leaders Salzburg this term.
The 20-year-old, who has been touted in some quarter as the "new Luka Modric" due to similarities in style, is believed to have a release clause in his contract that could see him snapped up for as little as £18million.
Newcastle have been linked with a move for the youngster, while Liverpool are said to be monitoring his situation ahead of a midfield rebuild in the summer.
Liverpool could have the edge over Eddie Howe’s side, however, considering Susic played for former Reds star Igor Biscan while with Croatia’s under-21 side.
Biscan played for Liverpool between 2000 and 2005, famously starting every game from the last-16 through to the semi-finals of Liverpool's successful 2004-05 Champions League run.
Susic and Biscan’s relationship could help Liverpool complete a move for the midfielder. Indeed Biscan would be able to answer questions about the club, the city and Premier League.
When speaking to Croatian media outlet Sportske Novosti, Sucic was asked about a potential move to the Premier League.
"I’ve read some of those stories and that’s all I can tell you about the subject,” he said.
“When the time comes for that, we’ll see what happens, weigh what’s best to continue my career.
"It’s mine to play the best I can at the club and the national team and then the transfer will come on its own."
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