Having originally been cited in Spanish publication La Razon as a potential target for the Reds, who would use Takumi Minamino as a makeweight, this new report from the winger’s homeland publication El Intrasigente suggests that a deal could be done.
The report outlined that Ocampos’ former club River Plate maintain a vested interest in the Sevilla man’s next move due to a clause that means they could be set for a payday.
Capped five times by Argentina, the cultured ace – who is equally adept with either foot – was previously wanted by Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton before joining Sevilla, where he was named the signing of the season in La Liga for 2019/20.
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Under contract until 2024 and with a steep release cause believed to be set at £62m, a desire from the player to join as well as Minamino heading in the other direction could be important in making this deal a reality.
The signing of Ocampos would be a step in the right direction as Jurgen Klopp looks to build a squad to mount a sustained title challenge once again next season.
Recently, Sevilla’s director of football Monchi expressed his desire to sign the Japanese international and there could be a deal to be done there.