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La Liga maestro close to joining Liverpool despite Man United interest

Spanish striker is out of contract at the end of the season and will move for a small compensation fee to his La Liga club

JURGEN KLOPP is winning the race to sign Deportivo La Coruna forward Pinchi.

The Liverpool boss is competing with Manchester United and Tottenham for the Spaniard.

Deportivo La Coruna forward Pinchi is wanted by a number of Premier League clubs

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Deportivo La Coruna forward Pinchi is wanted by a number of Premier League clubs

The 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and will move for a small compensation fee to his Spanish club.


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He has been playing for Deportivo’s second team and his pace has caught the eye of Premier League scouts and he is set to move to England in the summer.

Klopp is looking to bolster an attack that has lost Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and Pinchi is a low-risk investment for the Kop boss.

Pinchi would bolster a front line that has been potent this season but has barely given a rest to Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane with the added workload of the Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are winning the race to land Deportivo La Coruna star Pinchi

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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are winning the race to land Deportivo La Coruna star Pinchi

United have also been impressed by Pinchi and believe he would compete for a place in Jose Mourinho’s squad.

And Spurs have seen him as an alternative to Bordeaux forward Malcom, who was a target in January before they ended up going for Lucas Moura.