Liverpool transfer rumors continue to grab the headlines, although there were also plenty of reports on Wednesday regarding the Reds’ miserable Champions League defeat
Earlier in the week, it was apparently AZ midfielder Teun Koopmeiners the Reds wanted; today we have faced a national rival this season
Ajax starlet Ryan Gravenberch is the teenager we’re passionate about this time around, with Italian media saying we’re one of the few clubs wanting it this summer
He is valued at around € 35m, but Ajax will ask for more, according to Gazzetta, which Reds and Man City could pay but are expected to delay Atletico Madrid
There is definitely a lot of talent to work with and it’s a more offensive option than Koopmeiners, so it’s an option to watch out for and see if the Reds dive into the Eredivisie.
Many fans and a few journalists expect the Reds to buy two defenders this summer, with Ozan Kabak likely one of them if he impresses during the remainder of his loan
Ibrahima Konate was another – but German media outlet Bild today says “nothing is decided” whether the Reds will go looking for him and Leipzig has not been told of an incoming offer
We’re not discussing why they would be – if we’re paying the release clause there’s absolutely no need to go straight to the club
They also say we prefer Kabak over Konate on the grounds that it costs around 10 million euros cheaper and that every ‘extra euro would hurt’ given the cash-strapped nature of the season It seems extremely unlikely, in truth, as the club have shown on several occasions that they would rather not sign anyone than not get the one they absolutely wanted – like not signing a CB last summer, for example.
The only conclusion we can draw from all of this is this: the media have no idea of our defensive plans at this time
Needless to say, the positives are slim on the pitch following a heavy first leg loss in Madrid
I told you all the silly Arsenal rumors are circulating here Today is a “firm offer” for Achraf Hakimi to replace Hector Bellerin
Remind us: exactly why a soon-to-be title-winning full-winger with Inter, ready for Champions League action and under the unmistakable managerial brilliance of Antonio Conte, would be keen to move to the middle of the table under a recruit?
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