Liverpool want to sign Real Betis’ Aïssa Mandi on free

A recent report from Spain has credited Liverpool with an interest in Real Betis’ Aïssa Mandi.

Who is Aïssa Mandi?

Mandi joined current club Real Betis in 2016 from French outfit, Stade Remis.

Betis are believed to have paid less than £3m to bring the stopper to La Liga.

Mandi has since notched over 160 appearances for the Spanish outfit, in which he has scored eight and assisted three.

The centre-back, now 29, has once again been a key figure for Los Verdiblancos this term, and has even captained them on a number of occasions.

Mandi has also made over 50 appearances for Algeria, and played a key role in their clinching of the African Cup of Nations in 2019, playing the full 90 minutes as they bagged a 1-0 win over Senegal in the final.

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Liverpool linked with Aïssa Mandi

Come October, though, Mandi will be 30 years of age. So, some Liverpool fans may be questioning why their club are being linked with the stopper.

However, it makes a lot more sense when you realise that Mandi is actually out of contract with Betis in the summer.

Meaning that, if he doesn’t sign a new deal, Liverpool are already free to agree a pre-contract with the defender.

And according to a report from Spanish outlet Larazon, both Liverpool and Serie A outfit, AC Milan, are looking at Mandi and want to ‘take advantage’ of his expiring contract.

The report adds that Liverpool were looking at Mandi in January, and now it can be done for free, it is a ‘very attractive option’.

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