Bologna, suggestion for the defense: former Liverpool player Matip, now a free agent, has proposed himself

Bologna looking for reinforcements both in terms of experience and prospects, to best face the next season in which he will be involved in both the league and the Champions League. As for the defense, a name with a great European curriculum could arrive. In recent days the name of Mats Hummels had been mentioned, also linked to Roma and Como. The former Dortmund player, however, is not the only external defender who could find a sort of new youth in the red and blues.

According to what is reported The Sports Gazettethere would be another “luxury free agent” in addition to Hummels ready to leave Bologna. It is about Joel Matipa central defender who ended his experience with Liverpool on June 30 and who in the last few hours has offered himself to the Bologna club. The high salary he requires hinders the feasibility of the operation, given that the Emilian club has a maximum salary cap of Orsolini’s two million.

If the two parties find a compromise on the salary, it would certainly be an important addition in terms of appearances in the European field. Between Schalke 04 and Liverpool, in fact, Matip has collected 54 appearances in the Champions League (58, including the preliminaries) and 19 in the Europa League. A player who can therefore also favor the impact of the rest of the team with the maximum European competition.