It’s still more two months before the January transfer window opens. However, there are non-stop reports out of Spain linking Barcelona with Liverpool’s prized assets. and never-ending story surrounds Philippe Coutinho.
Coutinho, who scored his fourth goals away match for Liverpool against Maribor in the Champions League, was the subject of an intense Barcelona chase during the summer.
Most expect Barcelona to try and sign Coutinho again in January. That’s after the playmaker has made it clear he’d be open to moving from Anfield to the Camp Nou.
However, on Wednesday, there’s a new rumour doing the rounds claiming the Catalan giants want to sign one of Liverpool’s best young stars.
Spanish news outlet Don Balon have a terrible reputation for getting transfer news correct.
Don Balon reported that Barcelona are scouting 18-year-old Ben Woodburn, who became a household name as Wales tried to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
It’s claimed Barcelona have already approached Woodburn’s agents about a possible Spanish switch. But there are the questions whether a deal will happen, as The Merseyside club are determined to hang on to the player who made his first-team debut last season at age 17.
According to the Liverpool Echo, In fact, earlier this week reports circled that The Reds want to lock Woodburn down to a new deal.
Ben Woodburn is in line for an improved contract at Liverpool.
Though Woodburn has made just one League Cup game this season, as the club are keen to reflect his development with a new, improved contract, which is expected to be finalised in the near future.