Publish Date: Monday 18 May 2020 1:53
Liverpool midfielder Pedro Chirivella is ready to leave Anfield for lack of football in the first team, despite the offer of a new five-year contract, according to reports.
Chirivella, who is one of the longest-serving members of Jurgen Klopp's team, is expected to enter into full swing in the coming months after his contract expires.
Reports on Sunday suggested that the Reds offered the Spaniard a new five-year contract, but the Liverpool Echo claims that, while he has not yet made a decision, Chirivella will eventually choose to leave.
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The newspaper says the 22-year-old goes against Klopp's will, who wants him to face the uncertainty surrounding the transfer market.
As for where Chirivella could move, previous allegations suggested that the Ligue 1 team Nantes was close to reaching an agreement with the player, while Rangers – run by Liverpool hero Steven Gerrard – are also interested.
Chirivella, who has received three loans since moving to Anfield in 2013, took advantage of Liverpool's resurgence in World Cup competition this season.
The midfielder made three appearances in the EFL Cup and three more in the FA Cup, leading head-to-head in the third round victory over Everton in the last competition in January.
While Chrivella's contract is due to expire on June 30, Liverpool may choose to give the player a short-term extension to see him until the end of the season, which can resume next month.
Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne are in similar contract positions to Chirivella, and both are also expected to leave.
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