Trent Alexander-Arnold close to signing new contract with Liverpool
Real Madrid and Barcelona are keen on signing the right-back
According to 90min, Liverpool are trying to reach an agreement with vice-captain Trent Alexander-Arnold on an extended deal.
Alexander-Arnold has appeared in over 270 appearances for his local team and is on track to grow into one of their best earners. He is an alumnus of the club’s renowned development academy.
The 24-year-old signed his current contract in 2021, but he is now on track to have a weekly salary that is comparable to the top full-backs in the world, at roughly £250,000.
Alexander-Arnold and his England player Reece James are targets for Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively. He will, however, follow the Chelsea player and pledge his future loyalty to his present team.
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Liverpool is hopeful that the planned new deal will be agreed prior to Christmas since conversations with Alexander-Arnold are going well.
Perhaps the sole Liverpool full-back prepared to pledge his professional life to the team is Alexander-Arnold. Kostas Tsimikas, a Greek international, is also expected to sign a new contract.
Tsimikas’ current contract is set to expire in 2025, similar to Alexander-Arnold’s. But as the talks come to a close, he is willing to accept a delay until 2027.
Tsimikas joined the team in 2020 after leaving Olympiacos, initially taking over for Andy Robertson on the left, but he has since played over 60 occasions for the team and is highly regarded by Jurgen Klopp.
Late in a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa, the England-capped defender suffered an unfortunate injury. As a result, he was unable to go with the Three Lions, and he has yet to resume club training.
With 10 points gained from its first four games of the 2023–24 season, Liverpool has had an undefeated start.