According to a report, Liverpool is planning a big-money move for a Premier League star linked with Manchester United and Arsenal.
This summer, the Reds spent around £96 million on three players. The majority of it was spent on Darwin Nunez, who joined from Benfica in a club-record transfer. According to BBC Sport, he cost an initial £64 million, which could rise to £85 million with add-ons.
Liverpool paid £6.5 million to sign Aberdeen’s highly rated teenager Calvin Ramsay. He isn’t the only newcomer for Jurgen Klopp’s side, as 19-year-old Fulham attacker Fabio Carvalho has also joined.
According to Sky Sports, Carvalho cost £5 million. After being targeted by Liverpool in January, he finally moved to Anfield in July.
Fenway Sports Group (FSG), Liverpool’s owners, prefer not to spend as much as Premier League rivals Manchester City or Manchester United if they can avoid it.
As a result, many believe Nunez’s signing will be the club’s only major expenditure during the current transfer window.
However, as evidenced by the 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Monday, Klopp has a serious problem in midfield. Injuries have ruled out Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Curtis Jones.
At Old Trafford, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, and Harvey Elliott started in midfield. They were unable to contain their opponents, demonstrating the need for reinforcements.
If Klopp indicates a need for a new signing, FSG may take notice. According to reports, there are already plans in the works to sign a Premier League midfielder.
Liverpool are preparing a £42 million (€50 million) bid for Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, according to the Daily Mirror, citing South American outlet Studio Football.
The 20-year-old has had an outstanding start to the season, assisting Brighton in winning two of their first three league games.
Caicedo is being considered by Manchester United as a cheaper alternative to Frenkie de Jong. Meanwhile, Arsenal could pursue him if Youri Tielemans decides to leave.
However, Liverpool hopes to outbid both Premier League rivals for the Ecuador international.
£42 million appears to be a lot of money for a player who has only appeared in 11 Premier League games. Liverpool, on the other hand, recognises his great potential and is willing to bet on it.
Furthermore, Brighton rarely sells for a low price. Marc Cucurella’s £60 million move to Chelsea recently demonstrated this.
So in all conclusion, if Liverpool want him, they will have to pay big bucks for him!