Pundit issues two-word verdict on Liverpool reigniting pursuit of Federico Valverde
Kevin Campbell has claimed Liverpool have “no chance” of signing Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde next year.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said the Champions League winners are “not a club who sell their best players.”
Liverpool were in the market for a centre-midfielder in the summer and lost out on Aurelien Tchouameni to Real Madrid.
According to Spanish outlet AS (13 September), the Reds failed with a late-window move for Valverde.
It is reported that Real Madrid turned down an £86.5million bid for their Uruguay international.
Valverde has five years remaining on his contract at the Bernabeu.
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When asked by Football Insider if Jurgen Klopp’s side could have success if they returned with a higher offer next year, Campbell said: “No chance.
“Valverde is a player who Real Madrid have put a lot of time into. They have built him up and developed him into a regular starter.
“The guy scored an unbelievable goal at the weekend as well. He is a player who I think will go on to be world-class. He has got a great engine, a hell of a shot on him and can pass the ball with both feet.
“Real Madrid are not a selling club. They have developed this youngster and he is now starting to repay the faith. I cannot see him moving to Liverpool.
“Real Madrid are not a club who sell their best players.”