Liverpool can profit from transfer move caused by Thiago Alcantara with £ 34million deal – Mark Wakefield – .

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Liverpool can profit from transfer move caused by Thiago Alcantara with £ 34million deal – Mark Wakefield – .


Liverpool have spent the last few years redefining what the perfect transfer window should be for a top club.
After spending more than hundreds of millions of pounds on players who have fallen short of expectations in the past, Jurgen Klopp in tandem with Michael Edwards has torn the rulebook in recent seasons.

While Manchester United, Chelsea and Man City spend a lot of money on ready-made talent, Liverpool have done things a little differently.

When Man City signed Benjamin Mendy, the Reds brought in Andy Robertson from Hull City. When Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata, Mohamed Salah came to Anfield for £ 20million less. And when Man United brought in Bruno Fernandes for over £ 50million, Klopp decided to go for a significantly cheaper alternative to Takumi Minamino.

Of course, there have been a few exceptions to this trend in the past – Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker and Fabinho come to mind – but the dominant theme for players moving to Anfield has been value for money.

Despite this supposed trend, that doesn’t stop Liverpool from being linked with big under arrivals every summer.

One of the latest names is Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, whose future in the Spanish capital looks uncertain.

Reports in Spain claim Liverpool will ‘go on the offensive’ to sign the 26-year-old very soon with Atletico reportedly set to sell.

A fee of around 40million euros (£ 34million) is what the reigning champions La Liga might be willing to accept, it has also been claimed.

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This isn’t the first time Liverpool have been linked with Saul, and there’s a good chance that unless an update on his future is announced the rumors won’t go away.

Liverpool fans may already be familiar with him given he scored against the Reds in the Champions League round of 16 first leg in February last year.

There will certainly be some debate among fans as to whether or not Liverpool should sign Saul, but let’s actually think about what this gossip actually represents.

As we have already established, Klopp does not go to the market very often to sign a player who is already at the peak of his powers for a significant price.

Some of the other names linked to Liverpool are following the trend a bit more. Florian Neuhaus, Renato Sanches, Ryan Gravenberch and Nicolo Barella, to name a few.

Of course, if the rumors that Saul is available for £ 34million are true, it could represent good value for money given his talent and experience at the highest level.

Saul won a La Liga title with Atletico, won two Europa League winner’s medals and played a World Cup with Spain.

He is an experienced player and at 26 he is at the peak of his abilities with the potential to improve and have more influence on a team he plays for.

Liverpool signed a player with that very description, minus age, last summer at Thiago Alcantara.

Before his signing, few would have thought Liverpool would spend any money on a 29-year-old and an unclear injury record.

For Saul, his fitness record is pretty good and his age is on his side, so if he is considering leaving Atletico now, this could be the best opportunity.



Saul Niguez from l’Atletico Madrid

Atletico, according to reports, could be forced to sell some of its most valuable players in order to balance its accounts due to the financial constraints caused by the pandemic.

Could Liverpool take advantage of it? Again, it all depends on the veracity of the rumors of supposed interest, which is unclear at this time.

If Liverpool have £ 34million to spend on a midfielder then Saul Niguez could be the perfect option to fill the void left by Gini Wijnaldum.

It all depends on what Klopp wants and how much money he has. If there is enough to bring Saul in, they would be very wise to at the very least consider him an option this summer.

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